No, the main reason this got abandoned was it also tried to do ajax
page loading (lazy loading) and there were not enough people
developing on it.
Yes an image would not be loaded if you go offline but if it's hidden
behind a section I think this is acceptable.
Basically the tdlr is: Let's reduce what we serve to our users in that
initial page load and get things snappy :-)
Sam and I have been fiddling with this already here:
On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Bahodir Mansurov
On Jan 27, 2015, at 10:39 AM, Jon Robson <jrobson(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
We previously explored this
but it didn't get enough support and I think it is worth revisiting
now the MobileFrontend code is in a stronger place.
I was not part of the previous conversation, but I guess one of the reasons
against it was that we wanted users to be able to view images when they go
offline. How can we solve this problem if we delay loading images?