Rather than wait until a page has completely downloaded to display it to the user, Mozilla applications will periodically render what has been received to that point. Because the application must wait for a node to be completed before rendering it, very long text nodes can prevent the page from reflowing. To prevent the wait, Mozilla applications split text nodes to a length specified by this preference.
Possible values and their effects
The maximum number of bytes in a text node. (Default: 8191)
- This preference does not exist by default.
- Values of 8192 and higher cause massive slowdowns in rendering text-heavy pages.
First checked in
Has an effect in
- Netscape (all versions since 6.0)
- Mozilla Suite (all versions since M13)
- Phoenix (all versions)
- Firebird (all versions)
- Firefox (all versions)
- Minimo (all versions)
- SeaMonkey (all versions)