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Re: Prerender definition in html5 spec

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 23:24:42 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2mOou=fP_LM3AQvEJDYVVo-Y90n61+-_PPGdPMg8Nd5dQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arvind Jain <arvind@google.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Could you register a bug to add this? That's the best way to keep track of it.

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM, Arvind Jain <arvind@google.com> wrote:
> I'd like to propose adding link type "prerender" to the html5 specification.
> It is similar in nature to the existing link type "prefetch" in the
> specification.
> The "prerender" keyword is meant to be a hint to the browser to load a
> webpage in anticipation of a user navigation. It's implemented in Chrome and
> IE11 as an experimental feature.
> We discussed this in the Web Performance working group:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-perf/2013Jun/0013.html
> I've written below the proposed addition to the html5 spec below. Please let
> me know if you have any comments on it and what would be the next step in
> considering this addition to the spec.
> Thanks,
> Arvind
> Link type "prerender"
> The prerender keyword may be used with a link, a, and area elements. This
> keyword creates an external resource link.
> The prerender keyword indicates that preemptively fetching and loading the
> specified resource in a hidden top-level browsing context is likely to be
> beneficial, as it is highly likely that the user will navigate to this
> resource. If the resource is navigated to, the user agent may replace the
> current browsing context with the one it loaded the specified resource in.
> The user agent may discard the browsing context corresponding to the
> prerendered resource if any of the following is true:
> If the resource is not navigated to within a reasonable amount of time.
> If the user navigates to some other resource from the current browsing
> context.
> If the link element is removed from the document.
> There is no default type for resources given by the prerender keyword.
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