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WPD 603: Using the Let’s Encrypt client, HTTP/2 support at 27%, cache-aware server push (CASPER)

  • News

    • CloudFlare tests HTTP/2 support in browsers: Twice as many connections still over SPDY/3.1, post
      • “After looking at the ratio of browsers that caniuse.com estimates to support HTTP/2 today, we can see a large discrepancy between our estimated [~27%] and the ratio of [~65%] that caniuse.com estimates.”
  • Posts

    • Moving a site to HTTPS with the Let’s Encrypt client (Apache w/ root access), @………’s post
  • Demos

    • Rendering image previews using object URLs vs. Base64-encoded data URIs, @………’s post w/ demo
      • “…the object URL provides a direct link to the binary data on the user’s local system. This is much more efficient than reading an image into memory and converting it to a Base64-encoded data URI.”
  • Opinion

    • @……… explains why he prefers complete solutions (Ember, Angular) to “microlibraries”, post

  • Other

    • When setting the color of placeholder text, add opacity: 1 (for Firefox), @………’s post
    • WebRTC - @……… (Mozilla) is working on RTCPeerConnection for Node.js, repo (screen)
    • HTTP/2 - Cache-aware server push (using cookie-based cache fingerprinting), @………’s post
      • “…cache-aware server push can be used by a reverse proxy to push assets while waiting for the backend application server to provide dynamically generated content […] In the case of a CDN, it can be used to hide the latency between the edge server and the application server.”

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