Ticket #10851 (closed bug: wontfix)
White flash during page load (Firefox)
|Reported by:||JorisDebonnet||Owned by:||JorisDebonnet|
This is a problem that I actually already experience since 1.6.0. I have looked up about it before, but forgot whether I ended up reporting it; I don't think so.
Pages on a website load quite smoothly in Firefox. You can go from one to the next without any visual 'flashes'. What I mean is: the layout of the previous page just stays there, until the layout of the next page can be drawn. So there's never a 'blank' rendering area. Using jQuery up to 1.5.2 on the page does not change anything about this behavior.
As soon as you include jQuery 1.6.0 or higher however, the page will 'flash' white for a short time (up to a second, probably depending on computer speed). This is very unfortunate if you're browsing through pages on a website that all have the same layout: a lot of continuity is lost.
I realise that not all browsers actually have this; actually, I only found Firefox having this nice feature. But I like it, so it's sad that it's taken away.
Here's a very simple jsFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/7cx6f/ (1.5.2: desired behavior in Firefox) http://jsfiddle.net/7cx6f/1/ (1.6.4: white flashes between reloads) http://jsfiddle.net/7cx6f/2/ (git: has the same problem)
- Owner set to JorisDebonnet
- Priority changed from undecided to low
- Status changed from new to pending
- Component changed from unfiled to support