[resolved] Waiting for tweet-blender.com... (5 posts)

  1. JohnnyPea
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I would like to ask why is ma page "waiting" for tweet-blender.com ???

    It doesn't make good impression when site looks loading for quiet long time. Thank you in advance.


  2. kirilln
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've described this in detail on Facebook but will provide info here as well:

    1) There is request to tweet-blender.com when widget loads. It is an *asynchronous* request so it does not affect the loading of the rest of the page.

    2) The request pings tweet-blender.com with the URL of the site where the widget is and checks whether the site opted out from showing link to author's web site (kirill-novitchenko.com). I was asked for this feature by a few corporate users who wanted to hide link to my site.

    The only side effect of this logic is that if my site is down (which is the case today) the browser's "Loading" status for the page may last a bit longer beyond the point when the page already loaded. Again, this does not prevent users from interacting with the site.

    I agree that this is not the best user experience and will decrease the timeout on that request so if my page is down it's cancelled immediately. I'm also trying to get my site in better shape to withstand the traffic.

  3. JohnnyPea
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for clearing that up for me.

    You are doing great job with the "Tweet Blender" plugin.

  4. kirilln
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Johnny, whenever you get a chance please mark this thread as Resolved

  5. kirilln
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please note that v3.1.0 is out and timeout was decreased to 0.5 seconds i.e. if widget can't connect to my site in half a second it cancels the attempt.

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