[tor-dev] Globe without search term

Karsten Loesing karsten at torproject.org
Wed Aug 14 08:38:57 UTC 2013

On 8/13/13 10:43 PM, Christian wrote:
> 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.

Hmm, when you say "single detail request", I wonder if I explained my
idea correctly.  Let me try again, this time with an example:

Assume somebody searches for "gab".  This currently generates the
following requests to Onionoo:

[10:32:16.950] GET
https://onionoo.torproject.org/summary?limit=50&search=gab [HTTP/1.1 304
Not Modified 141ms]
[10:32:17.108] GET
[HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified 140ms]
[10:32:17.110] GET
[HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified 280ms]
[10:32:17.111] GET
[HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified 417ms]

My idea was to turn these requests into a single request:


And once somebody wants to look at gabelmoo's details, just download the
full details document, plus bandwidth and weights for the graphs:

[10:32:17.111] GET
[HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified 417ms]
[10:36:44.356] GET
[HTTP/1.1 200 OK 686ms]
[10:36:44.357] GET
[HTTP/1.1 200 OK 442ms]

All the best,

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