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Post by skidoo » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:33 am

We cause our browsers to re-re-re download a copy of jquery, angular.js and other commonly used javascripts
(cached, but discarded each time we "clear all" cache+cookies)

This extension (more or less) maintains permanently-cached local copies of common javascripts
supplying these to the browser and avoiding a LOT of cumulative wasted download bandwidth.

and there's the privacy aspect to consider (which is focus of the extension's author).
Typically, every time your browser re-re-re checks, asking a remote server
"duh, has the jquery.1.7.1min.js file CHANGED since the last time I asked you, 5min ago?"
server gets a fresh referer header during the transaction.
(wha? you STILL reading that same dancing kitties page, since an hour ago?)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... entraleyes

It's more comprehensive than the only other (back around firefox v.2 days, called "localLoad")
extension I've seen which attempts to tackle the chore of avoiding, via permacaching, significant amounts of wasted bandwidth.

The extension developer seems eager to receive suggestions/feedback

I think this extension is a win-win-win. Best thing since sliced kitties... or something.

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Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:29 am

skiddo wrote:Best thing since sliced kitties... or something
I thought that was a punk rock band :smiley2:
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Re: a new firefox extension I'm enthusiastic about


Post by KernSpy » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:55 am

It was .. It is !! :laugh:
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