NAME¶wml::des::preload - Preload Images
#use wml::des::preload <preload src=<image filename> via=<trick>>
DESCRIPTION¶This include file provides the "<preload>" tag which can be used to preload images. Such preloading is usually done to speedup access for following pages. Currently there are only a few tricks how this can be done.
The following combinations are currently supported:
- "src="anyimage "via=size"
- Preloads the image anyimage by using an
"<img>" tag with the attributes
"width=1 height=1" which leads to the
loading of the image but only to a 1 pixel in display.
Advantage: Works for all browsers.
Disadvantage: This approach has the nasty side-effect of an occurring 1 pixel in display because "width=0 height=0" does not work as expected in most browsers (especially in Netscape 4.x). So, position your "<preload>" tag somewhere it does not destroy the look and feel of your page.
- "src="anyimage "via=js"
loads the image by declaring an unused
Advantage: Silently preloads the image without displaying anything.
Ralf S. Engelschall email@example.com www.engelschall.com Denis Barbier firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal: P1, P2 External: --
SEE ALSO¶wml::std::tags(3) HTML 3.2 "<img>" tag.