[whatwg] RWD Heaven: if browsers reported device capabilities in a request header
chuck at jumis.com
Tue Feb 7 13:19:09 PST 2012
On 2/7/2012 1:14 PM, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> > Also, I am writing this on a laptop via a throttled mobile connection.
> It'd be nice if sites had the capability to adapt to that throttle
> then wouldn't it...
As I read through this thread -- all of these use cases are about bandwidth.
a) Images are too big.
c) Too much html content.
The proposed fix:
a) Send a display size header, have the server do magick.
That doesn't seem to be the right approach.
Let me know if I've got that right / wrong.
I'm fine with sending a bandwidth-request header.
Something to say: hey you, I'm on a metered connection, don't waste my time.
Or just, hey, this connection is slow, give me a hand here.
That one directly addresses the issue.
On the server-side, I can decide if I want to serve downsampled images,
Nothing to do with viewport sizes.
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