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Extra request to rapidssl
01-01-2015, 07:26 AM
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Extra request to rapidssl
Hello. I've noticed that whenever i run a test by firefox or firefox nightly to https protocol website, test result waterfall has a request to

As far as i know the target first time byte is calculated, based on times of first request, therefore giving wrong results.

here is an example:

webpagetest says that expected FTB is 87ms, although it should be 173ms(SSL)+3*76ms(connect time) = 401ms.

But surely not 87ms.

This messes up a lot of results, and, from client point of view, shows that optimizations made load times worse (judging by grades). Which is not cool.

If i'm missing a part of brain - please, advise Smile

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01-16-2015, 06:16 AM
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RE: Extra request to rapidssl
Sorry, you're correct - that's a bug. I opened an issue to track it:

That said, you should be using ocsp certificate stapling so the browser doesn't have to make the external request to check the certificate.
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