[webkit-gtk] dns prefetching knob

Gustavo Noronha Silva gns at gnome.org
Wed Mar 9 04:33:21 PST 2011

On Wed, 2011-03-09 at 07:16 -0500, Dan Winship wrote:
> On 03/08/2011 07:07 PM, Marco Peereboom wrote:
> > I created a bug report to add a DNS prefetch knob but I was advised to
> > also send the patch to the mailing list.
> > 
> > With this knob I can make the web browser I wrote (xxxterm
> > http://opensource.conformal.com/wiki/XXXTerm ) much snappier on sites
> > with lots of embedded domain names (news.google.com for example).
> The entire point of DNS prefetching is that it's supposed to make the
> browser faster. If it's not doing that, then the right thing would be to
> remove it entirely, not to add a configurable "be broken / don't be
> broken" option.

I agree, although it might make sense to make it a build-time option.
Marco, in your changelog you say that you are 'Backporting' -
backporting from what?


Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
GNOME Project

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