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clients1.google.com - What the...? - neilmac - 11-10-2015 04:07 AM

I'm sorry if this is a frequent question but I can't find it on the forum.

I just checked a site with Firefox and with Chrome.
Chrome gave me a lower score because of the file - clients1.google.com - which appears under Use a CDN for all static assets.

Clearly it is related to Chrome, but why is it one of my static assets?
And is there anything I can do about it?

RE: clients1.google.com - What the...? - pmeenan - 11-13-2015 02:31 AM

Can you provide a link to the test result? Sometimes Chrome (and Firefox) adds new background activity that isn't disabled by the current testing and I need to update the logic to block it (assuming it is Chrome doing the fetch and it isn't part of the page).

RE: clients1.google.com - What the...? - neilmac - 11-13-2015 02:39 AM

Thanks very much Patrick.
I think this is where I first noticed it.
Chrome - http://www.webpagetest.org/result/151108_PJ_MTW/
Firefox - http://www.webpagetest.org/result/151108_CB_MWQ/

I was starting from scratch and trying to get straight As to build a site on. That's why there's not much there.
Now I have played around some more since then I can see that clients1.google isn't really a big performance handicap.

RE: clients1.google.com - What the...? - pmeenan - 11-13-2015 03:14 AM

I just pushed an update that blocks the clients1.google.com (autofill updates downloads apparently) fetches for Chrome so hopefully you don't see it anymore.

RE: clients1.google.com - What the...? - neilmac - 11-13-2015 03:27 AM

Oh brilliant. Thanks very much Patrick.
Now if you could just do the same for Google fonts and Google maps that would be great! Smile