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RE: The "display" property

From: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@crystaldecisions.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 00:30:22 -0700
Message-ID: <81E198609B9DD311BE0A00508B5E2984C9912D@ipsent02.camelot.seagatesoftware.com>
To: "'Daniel BODEA'" <dali@dali-designs.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
> Given an <img style="display: none">, is the navigator required to
> the image and cache it or not? Moreover, is this a standard or should each
> navigator implement its behaviour the way it sees fit? After some
> experimentation, it seems IE 5.5 does download and cache the images though
> Netscape still doesn't work.

There's no need to download the image with display: none; so it probably
isn't under Gecko based browsers, of which Netscape 6 is one.

Another approach would be to configure your web server to supply caching
information with the file served, giving the browser some heuristics to work
with, which may increase the chance of caching.

This goes above and beyond the call of www-style, being a HTTP feature, but
I'd recommend reading section 13 and 14 of RFC 2616 (HTTP/1.1) [
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616.html ]
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 03:34:04 UTC

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