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Re: Do we need the restrictions on the <base> element?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 13:12:09 -0500
Message-ID: <466455F9.1050205@mit.edu>
To: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:
> What is the actual real time delay caused by parsing the entire <head> 
> before one starts fetching?

Doing that is not compatible with the way <script> elements need to be handled. 
  So it's not an option.

> What's the actual cost in terms of CPU time of parsing the <head> twice?

The parsing, not much.  The network bandwidth wasted on loads that were not 
needed is the real problem.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 4 June 2007 18:12:26 UTC

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