Doom in each page...

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  1. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    ...refers to this article:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/22/web_page_now_big_as_doom/

    The piece highlights the fact that the current average single web page is larger than the original DOS Doom install package!

    There's no stopping this of course and although there are some partial solutions for older devices (intelligent proxies, text only browsers, No Script etc) I think a better solution would be an active modem/router that could deliver stripped down pages, or better, your ISP offering custom channels that offer full web or legacy compatible access.
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Content blockers can help strip out much of the bloat as well.
     
  3. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I find javascript to be the biggest problem - unfortunately, a lot of sites break without it. That's why I'd envisage a router with a dedicated embedded CPU to strip/translate. As that wont happen commercially, I guess a custom proxy running on a PI would be close?
     
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    True. Thankfully we're almost rid of flash, finally.
     
  5. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    We're still stuck in the "OH MY GOD, THIS IS A WEBPAGE" phase of it all.

    And to be serious, it took from 1878 until 1939 (The Wizard of Oz) before we got out of the "OH MY GOD, THIS IS A MOVIE" phase. So we might be in it for a long time.
     
  6. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    I believe there is a application that you can install on a old computer that you can use as a proxy server that will convert almost all pages to a website based off of .gif files that almost any old browser can understand.
     
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    Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it's here:

    http://virtuallyfun.superglobalmegacorp.com/2014/03/11/web-rendering-proxy-update/
    --- Post Merged, Jul 17, 2016 ---
    But cinema goers didn't have to upgrade their eyes and ears on a regular basis....
     
  8. sawpits macrumors member

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    You can use Readability or similar to get text only.
     
  9. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The problem with Readability is the page has to load first before it's reformatted unless I've missed something?
     

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