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Re: [HTML5] DOMContentLoaded fires before CSS resources loaded?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 10:04:59 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Cc: Travis Leithead <travil@microsoft.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, Jacob Rossi <t-jacobr@microsoft.com>, Kirk Sykora <ksykora@microsoft.com>, Harley Rosnow <Harley.Rosnow@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908020930270.6420@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 22 Jul 2009, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> [...] if we encounter a <script> element while a stylesheet load is 
> pending, we block parsing until the stylesheet is loaded. We used to not 
> do that, but it turned out to be necessary for Web compatibility.

On Wed, 22 Jul 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> This is precisely what Gecko does [...]

Gecko and WebKit do quite different things here, actually.

I ended up speccing the Gecko behaviour, because it is much simpler (block 
on running any script if a style sheet is pending), but I did allow for a 
timeout so browsers can get on with displaying the content in case the 
style sheet is from a server that's not responding or something.


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