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[whatwg] should we add beforeload/afterload events to the web platform?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:59:08 -0500
Message-ID: <4F0C8A7C.9000405@mit.edu>
On 1/10/12 1:54 PM, Darin Adler wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2012, at 8:43 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>
>> So in WebKit this event is only good for preventing _processing_ of the data in the page (e.g. preventing the script from executing when the target is a<script>) but not much use for preventing loads, even if some people seem to think that it is.
>
> That?s a bug in the current implementation that we are working on fixing.

If I might ask, how do you plan to fix it without at least breaking 
speculative loads in the presence of beforeload handlers?  I just don't 
see how WebKit's current event setup can be used without doing that, 
because it requires the relevant DOM node to exist.

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:59:08 UTC

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