Link rel=prefetch header support

The proposed change will add support for the "prefetch" rel value in Link headers, enabling easy addition of such resource hints and therefore easier hinting of resources needed for next navigation.


Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 56
  • Chrome for Android release 56
  • Android WebView release 56
  • Opera release 43
  • Opera for Android release 43

Consensus & Standardization

  • Shipped
  • No public signals
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Last updated on 2017-11-07