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I love Google Chrome. It has just introduced a new super-fast page loading feature called Prerendering that tries to guess what you are looking for and gets it in the background. It is really fast. However, if you type a bit slow, it does have a tendency to just try and get whatever bit of the url you have typed.

For example, I was trying to go to www4.scholastic.co.uk/warehousesale and happened to be tailing the error log and found this:


[Wed Jun 22 12:41:47 2011] [error] File does not exist: /var/www/html/warehousesal
[Wed Jun 22 12:41:48 2011] [error] File does not exist: /var/www/html/warehou
[Wed Jun 22 12:41:48 2011] [error] File does not exist: /var/www/html/wareho
[Wed Jun 22 12:41:48 2011] [error] File does not exist: /var/www/html/wa

Now, this single request really didn’t take too much time or CPU, but I can imagine, with loads of people moving to Chrome, this could really start adding up to real CPU and network bandwidth.

What do other people think?

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