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Containing web bloat

Noted by on his . Last updated . Changelog

Here is how I propose browsers address web bloat:

  1. Stop adding features unrelated to accessibility, security, privacy, and internationalization.

  2. Adopt a default document policy that restricts oversized assets and download size.

  3. Make JIT-compilation a per-site opt-in permission. That should rein in over-reliance on JS.

This should mostly contain the bloat problem without significantly inconveniencing most users, which is why it will never happen.