[whatwg] API to delay the document load event

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Apr 29 06:51:12 PDT 2013

On 4/29/13 6:50 AM, James Graham wrote:
> So far we have kept the model where the load event is auomatically
> managed by the UA, rather than giving the developer direct control of it.

Developers already have direct control over the load event to the extent 
being proposed, as far as I can tell.  Consider this:

   var blockers = [];
   function blockOnload() {
     var i = document.createElement("iframe");

   function unblockOnload() {

Of course expecting web developers to come up with this themselves and 
have to redo all this boilerplate is not reasonable, not to mention the 
pollutes-the-DOM and uses-way-too-much-memory aspect of it all.


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