[wp-hackers] JS memory leaks

Adam Batkin adam at batkin.net
Wed Oct 4 09:17:42 GMT 2006

Andy Skelton wrote:
>> I'm not sure that the above article applies to WordPress.
> It certainly does. Did you read it? Two of the three examples are
> immediately relevant: Prototype and WordPress (dbx).

I read the blog entry, then I went to the page for the actual Leak Monitor 
Extension that he used to produce those pretty pictures.

Here is another quote from the page:
"If you see alerts when leaving Web pages, there's definitely a bug in Mozilla 
that should be filed"

There is a good chance that many of the mozilla bugs will be soon fixed if they 
have not been already. IE may have its own set of bugs, but the leak monitor 
extension is probably useless for helping out there...IE has its own JS/DOM 
implementation and any bugs that look similar to those in firefox are merely 
coincidental. JavaScript (when accessed from a webpage) does not require you do 
perform any manual memory management.

-Adam Batkin

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