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[Bug 9895] New: HTMLImageElement's "complete" attribute definition implies immediate image decoding

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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 22:33:33 +0000
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           Summary: HTMLImageElement's "complete" attribute definition
                    implies immediate image decoding
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: andreas.kling@nokia.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

The UA normally wants to defer decoding of (currently) invisible images until
they're actually needed, as an optimization.

However, this makes it difficult to implement HTMLImageElement's "complete"
attribute, since we need to decode the entire image to know if it's complete or

Both WebKit and Gecko lie about "complete" right now, in part due to the
privacy leak referred to here: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28832

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