Lazy load - Lazy page rendering (for discussion)

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Lazy load - Lazy page rendering (for discussion)

Thomas Gries
I recently found the idea of

  * "lazy rendering" (of tables, images, media objects)

Has application of lazy load techniques ever been considered for
MediaWiki pages?

Here are some pointers:

* Lazy load XT (fully featured

Lazy Load is delays loading of images in long web pages. Images outside
of viewport are not loaded until user scrolls to them. This is opposite
of image preloading
<> …

Using Lazy Load on long web pages will make the page load faster. In
some cases it can also help to reduce server load.

Scroller is a virtual rendering plug-in for DataTables which allows
large datasets to be drawn on screen every quickly. What the virtual
rendering means is that only the visible portion of the table (and a bit
to either side to make the scrolling smooth) is drawn, while the
scrolling container gives the visual impression that the whole table is


DataTables' server-side processing mode is a feature that naturally fits
in with Scroller perfectly. Server-side processing can be used to show
large data sets, with the server being used to do the data processing,
and Scroller optimising the display of the data in a scrolling viewport…

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