[whatwg] Link.onload; defer on style, depends

On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, Sean Hogan wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, Sean Hogan wrote:
> >   
> > > How do I check if the resource is already loaded? In a 
> > > cross-browser, cross-site manner?
> > 
> > Put an onload handler on the element before it loads and make it set a 
> > flag you can check later.
> And what if the link-element is in the HTML text? The only way to guarantee
> that is to write it as <link onload="..." />
> Surely if it is worth adding the onload event it is worth adding readyState or
> complete property.

You can just do  onload="this.readyState = 'done'"  or some such.

I don't want to add yet another feature because the more features we add, 
the harder it will be for browser vendors to implement everything, and 
from what I understand, this simply isn't a high priority feature. Maybe 
in the next version it would make more sense; or we might add it in HTML5 
if it turns out there is content that requires this feature. But for now I 
don't think it's worth adding.

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