[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #30966: Let's make word count better (master ticket)

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#30966: Let's make word count better (master ticket)
 Reporter:  iseulde       |       Owner:  iseulde
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Editor        |     Version:
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch     |     Focuses:  javascript

Comment (by azaozz):

 The most important "feature" of the word count script is to be super fast
 and unobtrusive. The moment it starts interfering with the typing even on
 the slowest device it becomes redundant, or even a bug.

 In that terms thinking we should explore some other options:
 - Update the count only on Enter. This still can slow down typing but at
 least is at the beginning of new paragraph where slowness is less
 - Make it run only on demand. Many text editors, including
 desktop/computer apps, have word count, character count and other text
 stats, but none has a "dynamic" word count as far as I've seen. Perhaps we
 should match that and make the word count run only on click?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30966#comment:16>
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