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I've seen this kind of features several times on libs. And sometimes I can't un-think about it while my mouse is hovering on links in normal life. It's .. prefetching or not?

Hmm, I wonder: if the user isn't asked to authorise the action whether it technically breaches the Computer Misuse Act (UK).

If you send a requested page, that's obviously fine. Normal use of websites is expected, but unilaterally instructing your site visitor's browser to download further unrequested content that's not part of a requested resource ...?

What about downloading tracking js you didn't ask for then?

Since nothing is actually executed until you click on the link, the only issue would be those on metered connections.

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