Lazy loading for images in entries? (Features)

by Alfie ⌂, Vienna, Austria, Friday, May 20, 2022, 15:45 (263 days ago) @ Auge

Hi Auge,

[…] I came across an article about lazy loading, a technique to defer the loading of website content to the moment it is actually needed. […] Here, in the project forum, it is no issue at all. But it is possible, that the use of images is a serious issue in other instances.

[…] native browser support is available for most of the browsers. We would only need to add the attribute `loading="lazy"` to some or all of the image elements that gets created in the function do_bbcode_img.


Any thoughts, pros or cons?

I don’t use it my forum but in my private photography site for a while. To lazy [pun!] too search but there was a discussion back in the day on the SELFHTML Forum. If you use it without a height- and possibly a width-attribute, it is not clear how ‘large’ the page actually will be. Normally you can estimate that from the scrollbar(s). Hence, having it is fine but at least with height=foo.

Alfie (Helmut Schütz)
BEBA-Forum (v1.8β)

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