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Re: Browsers downloaded linked files regardless of media type

From: Antony Kennedy <antony@silversquid.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:39:15 -0800
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <03F56DFB-081C-4745-B465-DC4970D7DD2A@silversquid.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>

On 26 Jan 2011, at 19:31, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> The _prioritization_ of the loads is a separate issue entirely.

So, deferring is the wrong word… delaying, deprioritising, etc. If we could set stylesheets to load after everything else, that would satisfy that requirement fine, and remove the JS dependency. It would also effectively get rid of the performance issue, and would be an adequate alternative to autoload="false", at least from the user's perspective.

> Right, that's what I said I could live with.

I could live with it too. 

>> Authors do that sort of thing all the time.

They do. This doesn't seem a good reason not to implement the feature.

> If that happens, it's too late.

I agree, that's why I said to disregard that point.

Antony
Received on Thursday, 27 January 2011 03:40:49 GMT

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