|Source: Frederic Filloux|
Filloux continues:Web Packaging is a response to:
In due fairness, this cataract of code loads very fast on a normal connection.His "normal" connection must be much faster than my home's 3Mbit/s DSL. But then the hope kicks in:
The Guardian technical team was also the first one to devise a solid implementation of Google's new Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP) format. In doing so, it eliminated more than 80% of the original code, making it blazingly fast on a mobile device.Great, but AMP is still 20 bytes of crud for each byte of content. What's the word for 20 times faster than "blazingly"?
In recent years, a number of proprietary formats have been defined to enable aggregators of news and other articles to republish Web resources; for example, Google’s AMP, Facebook’s Instant Articles, Baidu’s MIP, and Apple’s News Format.Below the fold I look into the history that got us to this point, and where we may be going.