[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14372: Option to load comments asynchronously, for speed

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Wed Jul 21 05:25:59 UTC 2010

#14372: Option to load comments asynchronously, for speed
 Reporter:  markjaquith      |       Owner:                 
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new            
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Comments         |     Version:                 
 Severity:  normal           |    Keywords:  google comments
 This comes as a suggestion from Google, who wants to help publishing
 platforms deliver content faster.

 The idea is to have an option to not deliver comments in the page's
 initial HTML request, but to load them with an asynchronous JavaScript
 call. This would cut down on page generation time, reduce page size, and
 make page content load and show up faster.

 This also allows caching plugins to avoid flushing the cache for that page
 when a new comment is approved. They'd only have to monitor for post
 content changes. This means more cache hits, which translates into a
 faster average page load.

 This solution would need to handle comment permalink requests, and scroll
 to that comment once the comments were loaded. We'd also have to delay
 comment-related JS (like threading support) until the comments were

 Is this core? Can we do it without requiring explicit theme support?

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14372>
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