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Re: FYI: Mozilla's Resource Packages

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 09:48:44 +0100
Message-ID: <4B03B4EC.1030807@gmx.de>
To: Srirama ChandraSekhar <sekhar179@gmail.com>
CC: Anthony Bryan <anthonybryan@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Srirama ChandraSekhar wrote:
> Hi,
> The idea looks very good. But I want to point out one scenario which 
> should be considered before going forward with this approach. Consider a 
> text only browser or a browser which doesn't want to display images or 
> doesn't want to execute javascript or doesn't support java script (may 
> be through settings change by the user), in this case the browser will 
> download the resource package file only to find that it has 
> unnecessarily downloaded many images and javascript file which are not 
> going to be used. To address this may be we can add some header through 
> which browsers should be able to tell the servers what resources should 
> the resource package file contain.
> ...

Which would make the package content-negotiated, which will make caching 
harder (in particular considering the many bugs related to "Vary").

BR, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 08:49:28 UTC

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