[whatwg] <a onlyreplace>

Markus Ernst derernst at gmx.ch
Mon Oct 19 10:10:04 PDT 2009

Aryeh Gregor schrieb:
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 4:49 AM, Markus Ernst <derernst at gmx.ch> wrote:
>> - If none of the indicated IDs are found, *replace the whole page*. This
>> makes it possible to prevent e.g. a wiki or forum from being @onlyreplaced
>> by just using different IDs.
> But it breaks progressive rendering, which could be extremely
> annoying.  The user might give up after a second or two of no
> response, as the (possibly quite long) page is fetched and parsed.

This is true. So using this as a feature to exclude pages from being 
"onlyreplaced" should be discouraged, authors should set onlyreplace to 
false (resp. not set the onlyreplace attribute) on the links to those pages.

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