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Sprint of 2014-03

Sprint report, extending documentation at WPD/Projects/CompaTables

Work done


  • Process and normalize data (living implementation)

CompaTables MediaWiki Extension:

To fix or improve

CompaTables MediaWiki Extension

  • List view format (format=list) is not using latest #Current normalized data
  • Table view format
    • doesn’t show prefix icons (e.g. -webkit)


To use ESI, work has to be done on the servers. To summarize the findings, we cannot enable ESI tags on Fastly as it is at the moment due to a set of factors:

Fastly’s Varnish version (2.1.5) doesn’t support gzip between backend and varnish; (but Varnish 3.x+ do.)

  • Between our servers (“backend”) and Fastly we use currently compress with gzip
  • Fastly has plans to upgrade their varnish, but its out of our hands

To enable;

  • Disable gzip between our backend servers and Fastly (might increase the data transfer usage, to validate with fastly)
  • Enable gzip only from Fastly to our visitors (currently gzip is in both places)