[tor-dev] Globe without search term

Christian me at rndm.de
Tue Aug 13 20:43:11 UTC 2013

On 13.08.2013 09:20, Karsten Loesing wrote:
> On 8/12/13 10:56 PM, Christian wrote:
>> I've seen that you've included the field parameter to limit the fields
>> that onionoo returns.
>> Do you think it would be better to use the field parameter and show a
>> limited amount of data or try to get everything and only display the
>> fields that have a value?
> You mean for details pages?  I'd say display everything that has a
> value.  Unless I didn't understand your question.
> But here's something else that just came to mind that you could do with
> the fields parameter: in the search part, instead of sending a request
> for the summary document, just request the details documents, but only
> ask for the fields you're planning to display in the table.  Once the
> user wants to see the details page, you'll have to fetch the full
> details for that relay or bridge.  But you should be able to save quite
> a few requests and make the client application even more responsive.
That's a gread idea. I just implemented it in a new branch and it works 
so far.
Without any futher testing it looks like the size for a single detail 
request went from ~1.9KB to ~1KB.

>> Btw I had an idea to create a small js snippet that allows users to show
>> data of an relay or bridge. It would use the onionoo api to send a
>> request with a given fingerprint and renders the result in a small piece
>> of html. This way someone won't need to link to a specified globe/atlas
>> page and can directly show visitors information about an relay/bridge.
>> I don't know if it would be useful for anyone. What's your opinion on that?
> Sounds very useful and related to this Onionoo client idea stated on
> Onionoo's project page:
> "Social network site plugin: Add a plugin to the social network site of
> your choice to show your friends what Tor relays and bridges you're
> running and how that helps users around the world."
> (from https://www.torproject.org/projects/onionoo.html.en)
> I believe that a student of Steven Murdoch is working on something like
> this for a school/university project.  I hear they might be looking for
> testers really soon.  Maybe you can help out there, or at least learn
> what design choices they made and either copy them or do things
> differently.  I'm cc'ing Steven, so you can get in touch with him and
> his student more easily.
> All the best,
> Karsten

Ok thanks.


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