|Subject:||background-image: url(images/whatever.jpg) a separate GET?|
|Posted by:||salmobytes (Sandy.Pittendri…@gmail.com)|
|Date:||Mon, 10 Dec 2007|
Every img tag (<img src="xxx.jpg">) in the html source represents a
GET roundtrip between client and server, no?
What about background images in css?
I'm starting to see more and more designs--coming from the
graphics design people--that call for ever increasing numbers of
repeat-x or repeat-y sliver-gradients as div backgrounds. Does each
background image require a separate GET to the server?
.....seems like it must.
And if so, lots of fancy css on a webpage will make for a chatty
which, among other things, will degrade performance on high
latency connections, like satellite dishes, etc.
could test load times for different css schemes, layered over the
same html source?