[whatwg] HTMLLinkElement.disabled and HTMLLinkElement.sheet behavior

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Oct 5 19:46:14 PDT 2011

On 10/5/11 9:01 PM, Julien Chaffraix wrote:
>> Ah.  Do they set disabled and expect it to take effect whenever the sheet
>> actually appears?
> Yes, we have seen some regressions because people were expecting exactly that.

So for what it's worth, Gecko implemented the current behavior of 
creating the stylesheet immediately as soon as we know the <link> is 
linking to a stylesheet in 

One of the considerations there was in fact allowing pages to change 
disabled state without having to wait for the sheet to load.  That 
includes things like selection of alternate stylesheet sets working 
correctly even if not all the alternate sheets have finished loading and 
so forth...


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