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Favicons: Perhaps the Least Understood Web Feature

Last week, there was a thread about how Chrome now has a default favicon (the little icons on each tab in the browser.) https://twitter.com/rem/status/1123210678679085058 I chimed in with some stats on how Favicons are used (from the HTTP Archive).  There is enough information to make it a post, so here goes 🙂 Every page has … Continue reading Favicons: Perhaps the Least Understood Web Feature

Closing a Website Mid-Load on Mobile: Data Explosion

In a previous post, I showed that websites can continue making requests well after the page has been minimized when using Chrome on Android. The examples I used were chat bots and advertisers that kept pinging their servers to send information back to the mothership. But what happens if you minimize the browser mid-page load?  … Continue reading Closing a Website Mid-Load on Mobile: Data Explosion