Nick Fitzsimons wrote:
>> Mikhail Bozgounov wrote:
>>> Just a general question concerning CSS rollovers:
>>> You remember, that in *some cases* IE tries to download a CSS
>>> image background EVERY TIME you mouse over the link! This
>>> could happen even in cases when you use only ONE image for
>>> both normal and hover state of the image!
>> Yes, that happens, afaik not in certain cases, but with
>> certain versions/or settings of IE6.
> This happens on developers' machines but normal people don't
> see it. See
> in the list archives.
That's a different issue though. That's about the visual effect,
a flash before the image rolls over.
What Mikhail is referring to, is the fact that the image is
called again and again and again, while it should be cached.
Actually, even when it is cached, the browser hassles the server
I can see it in my logs - I have an old page, which uses a change
of background on :hover. Even though the server returns a 304
(the image is cached by the browser), the browser keeps asking
for it on every instance my mouse runs over this link. (I could
tell from my logs that there are a lot of IE users that liked my
mouseover effect <g>)
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