[whatwg] Loading and executing script as quickly as possible using multipart/mixed

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Mon Dec 3 23:14:39 PST 2012

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM, Kyle Simpson <getify at gmail.com> wrote:
> Adam-
>> To load and execute a script as quickly as possible, the author would
>> use the following markup:
>> <script async src="path/to/script.js"></script>
>> The HTTP server would then break script.js into chunks that are safe
>> to execute sequentially and provide each chunk as a separate MIME part
>> in a multipart/mixed response.
> I like the spirit of this idea, but one concern I have is about the script load and readystate events. It seems that authors will want to know when each chunk has finished executing (in the same way they want to know that scripts themselves finish).

Sure, you could imagine firing progress events or other sorts of
events before or after each chunk executes.


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