Link types: prerender

The prerender keyword for the rel attribute of the <link> element is a hint to browsers that the user might need the target resource for the next navigation, and therefore the browser can likely improve the user experience by preemptively fetching and processing the resource โ€” for example, by fetching its subresources or performing some rendering in the background offscreen.


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 13Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE Full support 11Opera Full support 15Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 4.4Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 14Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 1.5


Full support ย 
Full support
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No support
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.