It feels really annoying when browsers take a couple of seconds extra to reload a web page that you has visited recently, well it shouldn’t be the case anymore.
In a recent blog post, Google says refreshes on Chrome browser are now about 28 percent faster and result in 60% fewer validation requests, adding that improvements should be visible on both mobile and desktop versions of its Chrome browser.
Google explains, Users typically reload either because a page is broken or the content seems stale. The existing reload behavior usually solves broken pages, but the stale content is inefficiently addressed by a regular reload, especially on mobile. This feature was originally designed in times when broken pages were quite common, so it was reasonable to address both use cases at once. However, this original concern has now become far less relevant as the quality of web pages has increased. To improve the stale content use case, Chrome now has a simplified reload behavior to only validate the main resource and continue with a regular page load. This new behavior maximizes the reuse of cached resources and results in lower latency, power consumption, and data usage.
Further they added, Facebook contacted us with data showing that Chrome was sending validation requests at three times the rate of other browsers. Thanks to the new reload behavior and some related changes, Facebook now reports 28% faster page reloads and 60% fewer validation requests from Chrome.
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