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Re: The "display" property

From: Daniel BODEA <dali@dali-designs.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:54:36 +0200
Message-ID: <002f01c14a4e$50b55490$25c0a8c0@GHOTIX>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
> > Given an <img style="display: none">, is the navigator required to
> download
> > the image and cache it or not? Moreover, is this a standard or should
> > navigator implement its behaviour the way it sees fit? After some
> > experimentation, it seems IE 5.5 does download and cache the images
> > 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.

Ok... Any way the caching still doesn't work with or without all the
possible headers for this but this is not the point here. My question still
is... is this behaviour (display: none <=> download) clearly defined in any
spec or not?

Because if it's not, we can continue arguing indefinitely as the
implementors will most likely develop the solution that suits them the best.
(I've stopped talking about any cache aspects here)

Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 03:55:31 UTC

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