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SoylentNews is people

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: 3, Interesting) by evilviper on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:17AM

    by evilviper (1760) on Thursday March 13 2014, @06:17AM (#15736) Homepage Journal

    Why not just merge this into the main Slashcode?

    Because it's essentially a proxy... Having the ad-blocking, excess-markup-stripping, and caching proxy (ala Privoxy) on the server-side (instead of somewhere on the user premises) at least partially defeats the very purpose...

    And in that regard, I'd say the RSS feed should be vastly more bandwidth-light for the stories and links. And for the comments, you can always check-mark "Simple Design" and "Low Bandwidth" in your user preferences.

    I don't mind the look, for a mobile web site, but it's a bit feature-bare when it comes to viewing, navigating, and leaving comments.

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