[whatwg] Throbber response to XMLHTTPRequest() activity

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Nov 28 16:21:39 PST 2005

On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, anko wrote:
> Basically it's a request that the throbber (loading symbol up the top 
> right of most modern browsers) should be active when XMLHTTPRequest is 
> receiving data. The idea is that the user stays informed when the 
> browser is waiting on network activity.

As Lachlan points out, this is out of scope for the specification. User 
agents are mostly free to do whatever they like in their interface. I 
recommend performing usability testing to determine the optimal course of 
action in this case.

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