I have tested this in Nightly 20.0a1 (2012-11-21) and prerender is not supported.
This is a great feature in Chrome that definitely does _not_ exist in Firefox. Firefox implements prefetching for single links into the cache. Prerender on Chrome will render an entire page in the background and hot-swap it when the URL is actually requested, so the page load is instantaneous. It strikes me that Firefox already has most of this functionality available in the bfcache (i.e. ability to have a hidden but active page that can be activated), so this should be relatively easy.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Networking: Cache
Product: Firefox → Core
Version: 12 Branch → unspecified
FWIW I will be mentoring an intern starting soon who will work on this.
Assignee: nobody → ehsan
I assume this will be based on data collected with the Network Seer?
(In reply to comment #8) > I assume this will be based on data collected with the Network Seer? It could be, yes. Once we have the support in the platform, we can look into various types of heuristics to determine when to prerender content, and the network seer could be one of them.
Francisco, the FxOS 2.5 Architecture Evolution deliverables are dependent on this bug 730101 now that 1190805 is resolved as duplicate. is that correct? are we blocked in our delivery unless this is resolved in core?
(In reply to Caitlin Galimidi [:c8o] from comment #13) > Francisco, > the FxOS 2.5 Architecture Evolution deliverables are dependent on this bug > 730101 now that 1190805 is resolved as duplicate. is that correct? are we > blocked in our delivery unless this is resolved in core? This is not happening by November, as there is no active developer working on it, and in top of that, the implementation will probably take much longer.
Mass bug change to replace various 'parity' whiteboard flags with the new canonical keywords. (See bug 1443764 comment 13.)
Note that Chrome gave up on prerendering: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/blink-dev/0nSxuuv9bBw Interesting dicussion on the topic here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16VCYGGWau483IMSxODpg5faZny1FJ6vNK2v-BuM5EhU/edit#heading=h.uajrcfabdbg5
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