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#7396 closed feature (invalid)

Opened May 19, 2011 12:03AM UTC

Closed November 08, 2012 08:53AM UTC

Selectable _create() slow on IE6 with large number of selectees

Reported by: lachlank Owned by: lachlank
Priority: minor Milestone: 2.0.0
Component: ui.selectable Version: 1.8.13
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Due to the slowness of offset() under IE6 (and probably 7 & 8), calling selectable() with a large number of selectees can take several seconds. If the autoRefresh option is specified as true, the initial call to refresh() in _create() is probably unnecessary?

More specifically, line 38:

var pos = $this.offset();

could be rewritten as:

var pos = first && autoRefresh ? {left: 0, top: 0} : $this.offset();
first = false;

where first and autoRefresh are defined in the body of _create:

var first = true;
var autoRefresh = this.options.autoRefresh();

This is probably overly simplistic, but works in my situation.

I am working in a corporate environment running IE6 so unfortunately these performance issues that are probably not noticeable on modern browsers can be a major headache.

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Change History (5)

Changed November 12, 2011 01:15PM UTC by ghostd comment:1

Changed June 26, 2012 01:22AM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:2

type: enhancementfeature

Changed October 11, 2012 02:52PM UTC by scottgonzalez comment:3


Changed October 24, 2012 08:29PM UTC by petersendidit comment:4

owner: → lachlank
status: newpending

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Changed November 08, 2012 08:53AM UTC by trac-o-bot comment:5

resolution: → invalid
status: pendingclosed

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