Update the behavior of the "disabled" attribute for HTMLLinkElement

Previously, Chromium had intermittent behavior with respect to the "disabled" attribute: - <link id=foo rel="stylesheet" disabled> would not show up in document.styleSheets. - foo.disabled=false; foo.disabled=true; would cause it to appear (and remain) in document.styleSheets. - <link rel="alternate stylesheet"> cannot be enabled, except by disabling and re-enabling it. - When disabled, link.ownerNode was not null The above issues are being resolved.


The behavior of <link disabled> was not very interoperable, and not well specified. With this HTML spec PR (https://github.com/whatwg/html/pull/4519) the behavior has been more completely specified. Chrome will implement this modified behavior starting in M85. See https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/3840 for more details and conversation.




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Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 85
  • Chrome for Android release 85
  • Android WebView release 85

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After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


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Last updated on 2020-10-05