August 16th, 2021 × #html#link-tag#webdev

Hasty Treat - The Weird and Wonderful <link> Tag

Discussion on the various uses of the link HTML tag beyond just linking.


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about the <link> tag — why it's weird and wonderful, and what you can do with it!

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Show Notes

04:16 - What is it?

05:11 - CSS / Media attr

07:13 - Web fonts

08:09 - Favicons

08:36 - Preload + Prefetch Resource

  • Audio, document, fetch, font, image, script, style, track, video, worker + more

10:15 - Fetch request (shoutout Ryan)

11:27 - Preconnect

  • Consider adding preconnect or dns-prefetch resource hints to establish early connections to important third-party origins.
  • <link rel="preconnect" href="[https://fonts.googleapis.com](https://fonts.googleapis.com/)">
  • <link rel="preconnect" href="[https://fonts.gstatic.com](https://fonts.gstatic.com/)" crossorigin>

13:01 - Module

  • <link rel="modulepreload" href="/chunk-12131.js">

13:30 - Integrity

  • SHA

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