[whatwg] <img> element: downloading a resource
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Nov 26 16:20:31 PST 2008
On Fri, 11 Apr 2008, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 02:03:45 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > >
> > > The definition of downloading a resource must be clear that even if
> > > the resource does not need to be downloaded (because it has been
> > > cached or something) the load event still needs to be dispatched (or
> > > the error event, in case it contains errors).
> > Isn't this an HTTP issue?
> I suppose you could call it that. The main issue is that people are
> confused with the current wording and assume it either doesn't cover
> cached images or that in case of images being cached the text does not
> apply. (The Opera browser has for some time not dispatched those events
> because of incorrect assumptions.)
> So a generic note somewhere that downloading can refer to retrieving it
> over the network or reading it from the cache, etc. would be good.
Does the current text do this to your satisfaction?
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