[whatwg] should async scripts block the document's load event?

Brian Kuhn bnkuhn at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 12:55:46 PST 2009

In section 4.3.1<http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#attr-script-async>,
it says:

*Fetching an external script must delay the load event of the element's
document until the task that is queued by the networking task source once
the resource has been fetched (defined above) has been run.*

Has any thought been put into changing this for async scripts?  It seems
like it might be worthwhile to allow window.onload to fire while an async
script is still downloading if everything else is done.

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