Link types: preload

The preload keyword for the rel attribute of the <link> element indicates the user is highly likely to require the target resource for the current navigation, and therefore the browser must preemptively fetch and cache the resource.

See Preloading content with rel="preload" for more details.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'preload' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
preload
Experimental
Chrome Full support 50Edge Full support ≤79Firefox No support 56 — 57
Notes
No support 56 — 57
Notes
Notes Disabled due to various web compatibility issues (e.g. bug 1405761).
IE ? Opera Full support 37Safari ? WebView Android Full support 50Chrome Android Full support 50Firefox Android No support 56 — 57
Notes
No support 56 — 57
Notes
Notes Disabled due to various web compatibility issues (e.g. bug 1405761).
Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support 5.0

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.