Why Facebook Is Loading Faster on Chrome, Firefox

Have you noticed improvements in speed when accessing Facebook via Google Chrome or Firefox? If you have, here’s why:


Have you noticed improvements in speed when accessing Facebook via Google Chrome or Firefox? If you have, here’s why:

Infrastructure engineer Ben Maurer and software engineer Nathan Schloss penned a detailed blog post about how Facebook worked with Google and Firefox parent Mozilla on performance improvements, specifically in the areas of browser caches and revalidation.

Maurer and Schloss defined revalidation as when browsers repeatedly request the same content, such as logos or JavaScript code that are reused across multiple pages, and they discussed how they tweaked the browsers’ expiration times and validators for that content so that unnecessary time and bandwidth was not devoted to downloading the same content over and over.

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