[webkit-dev] beforeload & link (esp rel prefetch)

Antti Koivisto koivisto at iki.fi
Thu Jan 13 13:43:55 PST 2011

2011/1/13 Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org>:
> Supporting the Link header enables web servers to inject <link> tags without
> modifying the document, which can be useful, especially for intermediaries.

That sounds like a great reason not to support this feature. Why would
we want to make the web more unpredictable and harder to understand?

>From prefetching perspective this has little or no value. When we get
the response header we are generally milliseconds away from parsing
the real document text and requesting the linked resources properly.


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