I’ve been noticing lately that YouTube loads slower than it used to… this article shines some light on possibly why.
In a thread on Twitter, Mozilla’s Technical Program Manager has stated that YouTube’s Polymer redesign relies heavily on the deprecated Shadow DOM v0 API, which is only available in Chrome. This in turn makes the site around five times slower on competing browsers such as Microsoft Edge and Mozila Firefox. He went on to say that:
I use Waterfox and have no interest in migrating over to Chrome… do no evil my :assy: