The 2019 Web Almanac
Featured Chapter Third Parties The open web is vast, linkable, and interoperable by design. The ability to grab someone else’s complex library and use it on your site with a single <link> or <script> element has supercharged developers’ productivity and enabled awesome new web experiences; on the flip side, the immense popularity of a select few third-party providers raises important performance and privacy concerns. This chapter examines the prevalence and impact of third-party code on the web in 2019, the web usage patterns that lead to the popularity of third-party solutions, and potential repercussions for the future of web performance and privacy. Read the Third Parties Chapter
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