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[whatwg] should we add beforeload/afterload events to the web platform?

From: Darin Adler <darin@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:02:09 -0800
Message-ID: <954B60E3-12F2-4C7B-A68C-0A0AC7DD7A8E@apple.com>
On Jan 10, 2012, at 10:59 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> On 1/10/12 1:54 PM, Darin Adler wrote:
>> On Jan 10, 2012, at 8:43 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
>> 
>>> So in WebKit this event is only good for preventing _processing_ of the data in the page (e.g. preventing the script from executing when the target is a<script>) but not much use for preventing loads, even if some people seem to think that it is.
>> 
>> That?s a bug in the current implementation that we are working on fixing.
> 
> If I might ask, how do you plan to fix it without at least breaking speculative loads in the presence of beforeload handlers?  I just don't see how WebKit's current event setup can be used without doing that, because it requires the relevant DOM node to exist.

Good question, and I don?t know. I?ll try to find someone who does know.

-- Darin
Received on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 11:02:09 UTC

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