[webkit-dev] HTML5 & Web Links (RFC 5988)
koivisto at iki.fi
Wed Nov 10 04:01:41 PST 2010
Even for prefetching this seem rather worthless as it won't allow
prefetching start significantly earlier over the resources specified
in the document source.
There is also (based on the experience in similar things) a high
chance that whatever is listed in the Link header won't match what the
document actually uses and so will end up slowing down the page load.
2010/11/9 Gavin Peters (蓋文彼德斯) <gavinp at chromium.org>:
> Firefox supports it for rel=prefetch, and it was my thought to include that
> support in my patch. That use is worthwhile: it allows server specification
> of prefetch resources, as opposed to author (as in HTML).l
> - Gavin
> On 9 November 2010 12:20, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 9, 2010, at 9:00 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:
>> > 09.11.2010, в 03:51, Alex Milowski написал(а):
>> >> Now that RFC 5988 is a proposed standard  and HTML5 references the
>> >> "Link:" header 
>> > Note the way in which HTML5 references it: "Some versions of HTTP
>> > defined a Link: header". That's about HTTP 1.0 only.
>> > Specifying stylesheets in HTTP headers seems like a most obvious
>> > misfeature to me, and other potential uses of the Link header field are so
>> > unimportant that RFC 5988 doesn't even bother to mention them in its
>> > introduction.
>> It might be worth testing which other browsers support it. I know at least
>> Firefox supports associating a stylesheet with Link. It does seem like a
>> fairly ill-conceived feature, but not so much that it is worth being the
>> sole holdout, if other browser engines all do it. And there are some
>> plausible use cases - same document served with multiple stylesheets,
>> without having to modify the document on the fly, just the headers.
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