New mobile Chrome feature would disable scripts on slow connections
This is a possible upcoming feature for mobile Chrome:
If a Data Saver user is on a 2G-speed or slower network according to the NetInfo API, Chrome disables scripts and sends an intervention header on every resource request. Users are shown a UI at the bottom of the screen indicating the page has been modified to save data. Users can enable scripts on the page by tapping “Show original” in the UI.
And the people shout: progressive enhancement!
Power to the people!
This reminds me of the importance of a very useful building strategy called “Progressive Enhancement” 👀
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George Burduli reports:
This is huge news for developing countries where mobile data packets may cost a lot and are not be affordable to all. Enabling NoScript by default will make sure that users don’t burn through their data without knowledge. The feature will probably be available in the Chrome 69, which will also come with the new Material Design refresh.
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