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Re: [whatwg] Support of link rel=prefetch

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 07:40:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laurent Perez <l.laurent.p@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1212290738340.12992@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
On Tue, 27 Nov 2012, Laurent Perez wrote:
> I'm testing the prefetch attribute of <link> tags described at 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/links.html#link-type-prefetch
> I've only seen it work on Firefox desktop and mobile, on Chrome desktop, 
> and on Android 4.0 stock browser. Mobile Safari, Opera, IE10 or Chrome 
> for Android do not support it.
> Has this feature been abandoned because of lack of vendors interest?

Abandoned by whom? You listed five browsers (using two browser engines) 
that support it. :-)

I suspect further interest in this area is probably more likely to come in 
the shape of the prerendering feature, though:


Currently, only Chrome has indicated any interest in this feature.

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