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Re: <iframe doc="">

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 21:29:07 -0500
Message-ID: <4B5518F3.70902@mit.edu>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
On 1/18/10 5:53 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> For what it's worth, my personal preference is that the @doc be parsed/loaded
>> asynchronously, just like @src would be.  At least in Gecko's case we could
>> actually pretty much reuse our normal pageload code, with just a small shim to
>> create a "network load" that feeds in the @doc data, to implement that.  I
>> can't speak to other implementations.
> This is more or less what I had in mind, except that I would blow away the
> old browsing context and create a new one, rather than navigating the
> previous one. I believe this is what happens with setting src="", too.

I'm not sure what the distinction is here...  Can you point me to the 
relevant spec sections?

> Unless someone can indicate a reason why not to do this, I expect that
> I'll make about:blank asynchronous, and only make initial browsing context
> creation synchronous (like it already is -- this doesn't involve actually
> loading about:blank using the regular "navigation" steps).

That sounds probably fine to me, depending on when loads of about:blank 
are triggered by the UA and when they aren't.

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