I believe that Safari may be the browser with the 'loads anyway' problem.

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On Sep 27, 2011, at 5:33 PM, Hassan Schroeder <has...@webtuitive.com> wrote:

> On 9/27/11 1:42 PM, Frances de Waal wrote:
> 
>> As far as I know all the stylesheets ánd all the linked resources in them 
>> like background-images
>> will be loaded with meadia-queries. So I am afraid that the large background 
>> image that you try
>> to avoid for mobiles, will be loaded anyway as long as you try to solve this 
>> with media-queries.
> 
> What are you basing this on?
> 
> A quick test in Chrome and Firefox on OS X and Chrome on an old G1
> Android phone, at least, shows that *not* to be true; a background
> image is only loaded for the rule that matches the applicable media-
> query. You can watch the logs (or developer console) and see other
> images fetched as you resize the browser.
> 
> What browsers/platforms have you tested where this doesn't work?
> 
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