[whatwg] Proposal for separating script downloads and execution

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Wed May 25 17:47:28 PDT 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 8:44 PM, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> As far as I understand it now, the actual problem here is that we want
> to be able to separate download and execution, not parsing and
> execution.  But you can already do that by putting the whole script in
> a comment, for instance, as Gmail does, so I'm not clear at this point
> on why we need another feature in actual browsers.

James points out this doesn't work if you don't control the script at
all -- e.g., if you're loading a copy of jQuery from a central
location that serves many sites, in the interest of increasing cache
hits or offloading bandwidth.

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