core: Support BinaryAST (on hold)

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Firefox is experimenting with pre-parsed JavaScript, as an optimisation.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/binary-ast/

It's very early-days, but we could potentially ship a binary-AST compiler as a part of Composr.

Suggested by Chris Graham on 10th June 2019

core: Support CSS and JS source map linking/generation

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See https://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/developertools/sourcemaps/

Suggested by Chris Graham on 10th June 2019

core: Support web packaging

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Implement automatic creation and signing of .sxg files, so edge CDN servers (e.g. hosted by Google) can preload pages to users.

https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2018/11/signed-exchanges

Suggested by Chris Graham on 10th June 2019

core: Ensure we are using web font loader with Google Fonts

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We must not have any Google Fonts blocking the critical rendering path.

Google does provide a solution for this:
https://www.lockedownseo.com/load-google-fonts-asynchronously-for-page-speed/

Suggested by Chris Graham on 10th June 2019

core: Performance-centric image overhaul

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We can do responsive images simply using something like width: 100% in CSS or width="100%" in HTML.

This makes things mobile-friendly, but it makes things less-friendly performance-wise as it requires a page reflow once the image metadata (width and height specifically) loads.

Ideally we would be abl…

Suggested by Chris Graham on 10th June 2019

core: Theme options specifying which CSS/JS files to merge into 'global'

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If CSS/JS files are consistently used together, they can be merged.

Previously we tried to automatically detect what CSS/JS files were used on the home page. However, it was over-complex and unstable when caching is involved, making it very difficult to debug and making the code horrible.

A better ap…

Suggested by Chris Graham on 10th June 2019

core: Support Google Translate API v3

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https://cloud.google.com/translate/docs/intro-to-v3

They offer a free tier (I don't believe they did so before).
They provide support for defining terms... so we could provide some kind of editable master-list of terms that should not be translated.

Suggested by Chris Graham on 8th June 2019

ldap: Support STARTTLS

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Current LDAP support just assumes the original LDAP protocol, with no encryption layer.

PHP has functionality for STARTTLS:
https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.ldap-start-tls.php
It's undocumented, but usage seems straight forward.

An option (or even unofficial hidden option) could be added to s…

Suggested by Chris Graham on 16th May 2019

core_themeing: Support dark mode in default theme

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See Safari's announcement:
https://webkit.org/blog/8718/new-webkit-features-in-safari-12-1/

You can make a website light/dark based on media queries. This would be a really cool feature for Composr's default theme.

Currently it's non-standardised.

What is exciting to me is that this may be cool e…

Suggested by Chris Graham on 5th April 2019

recommend: Support web share API

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https://wicg.github.io/web-share/

At this time I think only Safari supports it, so it's very early days. It is interesting though.

Suggested by Chris Graham on 5th April 2019