The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers
@sir Wow! I did not realize it's that bad!
spoiler, re: methodology
>And I didn't even let wget finish downloading all of the specs.
wow, just... wow
@sir How can we go back to something simpler. Will we be able to reboot it ? How one reboots such beast ? Or maybe have a secondary "browser" for the "new" era of simpler mecanisms ?
@themartylake I think we need a new web browser which pledges to approach the web problem on the grounds of simplicity, stability, performance, and security, and declares a subset of the web standards as blessed and implements only those.
@e @sir The problem with a full reboot is that the web is also a huge collection of tools that maybe can be repurposed if it is not a reboot, but just a subset. Some sort of "strict-web" ? like strict-cpp ? https://gist.github.com/bkaradzic/2e39896bc7d8c34e042b
The good thing about it, is that right now those website can still be used in degraded mode with some ad-blocker or cookie-blocker, so it's not possible to get out of them because you can kindof negotiate.
Forcing webasm to user like this means that user who slightly disagree will be forced to choose between stay and leave, the same way we were forced to accept tracking or leave on most of webnews website !
@sir It seems that nobody remembers that less is more. Websites are being built with technologies that are insecure and inefficient. Just wish there was something that could be done about it, but unless you have the support of a huge company and multiple teams behind you, it won't happen.
I completely agree with your statements.
I would love a browser that has only the bare minimum features and that they stop adding stuff everyday.
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