Ticket #4015 (closed bug: invalid)
Animation causes repeated div background image requests in IE6
|Reported by:||dcartoon||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||background-image, multiple, requests, IE6||Cc:|
Scenario: A page has a div with a background-image. An event triggers animation of the div's properties e.g. size or position.
Problem: In IE6, the background-image for the div is requested repeatedly while animation is in progress. Additional images within the div are not affected(i.e. the problem appears to only occur with background images)
Expected: The background-image is requested once when the div is loaded and then no further requests are made.
I have tested this in Firefox 3(Vista), Firefox 2(XP), Safari(Vista) and IE7 (Vista) with no repro.
The repeated requests end up impacting responsiveness since the browser has to potentially make dozens of unnecessary image requests.
This problem also occurs with strict and loose doctypes and affects at least jQuery 1.3.1 and 1.2.6(haven't tested other versions)
I have attached an example page based on one of the jQuery Effects demo pages. The page contains a div which has a background image(the jQuery logo) and an additional image(from the jQuery UI homepage).
I have also attached a snapshot of a session from my debugging proxy which shows the repeated image requests.