Bug 109505

Summary: The ElementData Refactoring of Glory
Product: WebKit Reporter: Andreas Kling <kling>
Component: DOMAssignee: Andreas Kling <kling>
Severity: Normal CC: kling, koivisto
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Bug Depends on: 109529, 109610, 109643, 109752, 109756, 109888, 109959, 109976, 110025, 113938    
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Description Andreas Kling 2013-02-11 15:30:16 PST
Some of my ideas for ElementAttributeData:

* Class renames:
  - ElementAttributeData => ElementData
  - MutableElementAttributeData => PrivateElementData
  - ImmutableElementAttributeData => SharableElementAttributeData

I'm removing "Attribute" from the name since I plan to move non-Attribute things (specifically, the Element's tag name into ElementData.)
Private/Sharable are better descriptions of what Mutable/Immutable data really are.

* Move ElementData & co into Element.h/cpp. They should really just act as dumb containers for Element, so any logic belongs in there.

* Unionize Element::m_tagQName and Element::m_elementData (m_tagQName will be in m_elementData->tagQName if the relevant Node flag is set.)
  - This could save ~500 KB on the Membuster3 benchmark.
  - This clever idea (C) Antti.

* Replace the three ElementData members for "cooked" versions of the id/class/style attributes by indices.
  - Let Attribute::m_value be either an AtomicStringImpl* OR one of three special AttributeValue classes (e.g IdAttributeValue, StyleAttributeValue and ClassAttributeValue.)
  - This could save ~1000 KB on the Membuster3 benchmark.

* Make it possible to mutate the attributes in a SharableElementData without turning into a PrivateElementData, assuming it hasOneRef().
  - This could save ~800 KB on the Membuster3 benchmark.
Comment 1 Andreas Kling 2017-03-14 13:14:01 PDT
Let's consider this done. The remaining ideas are too cheesy and the risk:reward ratio does not justify complicating the code any further.