Support 103 Early Hints informational responses for navigation. When a 103 response includes <link rel=preload> or other link headers Chromium tries to preload (and/or preconnect, prefetch) specified resources even before the final response is received. This gives Web developers a way to optimize Core Web Vitals such as Largest Contentful Paint (LCP).


A few months ago, we announced a collaborative experiment [1] to measure the potential impact of 103 early hints. The results indicate that Early Hints could result in speed improvements on the order of a few hundred milliseconds (the sample size is a bit small though). Given these encouraging results, we are now moving forward with the next steps, starting with this intent to prototype. [1]


Editor's draft

Status in Chromium


Origin trial (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 91
  • Chrome for Android release 91

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2021-08-03