Closing Tabs stops the traffic?

mayjune's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2009
Invasive contributor
Hi,
Whenever my net becomes slow, i close the tabs that are being currently loaded. My question is does closing a tab helps in stoping the traffic that was incoming because of that tab? or it still keeps incoming? How does it work?
Or if i am downloading a song, and i stop it or i close that window does it keep downloading? or it stops?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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It should stop ideally
nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
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As today's browser tabs are getting their own process, it will stop that process if the tab is closed.
It's in Chrome, and I think Firefox has already adopted it.
Don't know about Opera and IE.
SaswatPadhi's Avatar, Join Date: May 2009
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Originally Posted by nimesh View Post
As today's browser tabs are getting their own process, it will stop that process if the tab is closed.
Yeah .. but that won't cancel the HTTP Request.
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Originally Posted by nimesh,54016
It's in Chrome, and I think Firefox has already adopted it.
No !! FF is yet to adopt it. (Source : http://lifehacker.com/5243843/firefo...ocess-movement)
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Originally Posted by nimesh,54016
Don't know about Opera and IE.
Opera hasn't. IE 8 has.

When you press stop/close the tab, the browser doesn't cancel the request that was already sent to the server. So, if you are downloading a song ... you song is partially received even after you click the STOP button and then it's canceled as the browser gets the instruction that the data is no longer required.
I have marked many times that, SWF files are loaded even if i close the tab. I can still find them in FF's cache.

@ mayjune : Check this too : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1...on-the-browser.
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