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Amsterdam IE8 - Start Render is wrong - aaronpeters - 01-18-2011 09:14 PM

hi Pat,

view these results:
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110110_76_86W9/
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110117_ZY_7971067d2b21129278cd7f6eecce415c/

The Start Render calculation cannot be correct.
It comes right *after* the HTML has finished loading, and *before* CSS and other objects that are in the HEAD of the HTML. To my knowledge, the browser cannot start rendering until it is done processing all that is in the HEAD.

But this does not occur with all tests from that location, e.g.
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110118_2T_9PD/
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110118_88_96E/