Samizdata - 12:49 am on Jan 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Does anyone like this feature?
As a webmaster I naturally despise it as wasteful and unnecessary.
As a user I loathe "features" that try to guess my intentions, especially visible ones that can't be turned off (possibly not the case here).
I would guess that the primary reason for it is so Google can promote their Chrome browser as faster than the competition - while making webmasters pay for the extra speed.