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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 12 2014, @11:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the I-was-doing-OK-until-it-mentioned-perl dept.

xyzzyyzzyx writes:

"Avantslash is touting a user hosted perl script that, if paired with any web browser with JavaScript, promises to shave crucial bytes off of the standard Slash-based experience, one of which is our very own SoylentNews. Audiences include those with very limited bandwidth, such as those in developing countries with only 2G mobile access or dialup."

 
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  • (Score: 1) by http on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:09AM

    by http (1920) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:09AM (#15665)

    How much bandwidth does it save?

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    I browse at -1 when I have mod points. It's unsettling.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:23AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:23AM (#15670)

    RTFA, much? It's in there.

  • (Score: 3, Informative) by TheLink on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:50AM

    by TheLink (332) on Thursday March 13 2014, @03:50AM (#15678) Journal

    AND how much does it really save if you already have compression on the cache (or web server if you don't use a cache)?

    https://www.varnish-cache.org/docs/3.0/tutorial/co mpression.html [varnish-cache.org]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_compression [wikipedia.org]

    I believe most mobile browsers support gzip nowadays.

    High text sites like SN compress really well. An intelligent cache would only have to do the compression once whenever the page changes.

  • (Score: 2) by everdred on Thursday March 13 2014, @10:18PM

    by everdred (110) Subscriber Badge on Thursday March 13 2014, @10:18PM (#16102) Homepage Journal

    I can actually answer this from experience, having run a public instance of Avantslash for about a day now. The average pageview weighs in at just under 5 KB.