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HTML5 Test and "Beacon"

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#1 devilus


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 02:20 AM



Here are the scores I get on HTML5 test page using Firefox 51.0.1:



Vista SP2 32 bit : 469 / 555

XP SP3 32 bit : 471 / 555


In Vista the beacon (under "communicaton" results) seems disabled. In XP it's enabled. Both by default, I think. Not sure if I changed a setting related to this function.


Somewhere on the net I read that this is related to collecting data via JavaScript when leaving/closing a webpage. What is the best option in that case? Leaving it enabled and getting higher scores or vice versa?


EDIT: I checked the settings in Firefox/Vista via about:config. "beacon.enabled" was user defined and set as false. Cannot remember which setting was that. However my question is still valid.

Edited by devilus, 02 February 2017 - 02:47 AM.

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