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Proposal for the WebPerf Workshop: Client-Hints for better server-side content adaption

From: Ilya Grigorik <igrigorik@google.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:01:02 -0700
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To: public-web-perf <public-web-perf@w3.org>
Hello all! Would like to propose a topic to discuss during the Nov 8th
webperf workshop: "client-hints".

*Problem*: adapting site content based on device DPI, screen size, etc,
incurs additional latency and hides resources from the client (when done
via JS).

This is a problem that has come up on many occasions and the current
solutions, which are based on User-Agent parsing are inadequate: not cache
friendly, error prone, hard to maintain and deploy, and the list goes on.
To that end, a quick draft proposal:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xCtGvPbvVLacg45MWdAlLBnuWa7sJM1cEk1lI6nv--c/edit#

Please feel free to edit or comment - would love to hear your feedback.

Ilya
Received on Thursday, 18 October 2012 00:02:10 GMT

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