A Report From the AMP Advisory Committee Meeting

Programmer Terence Eden doesn’t like Google’s AMP. He thinks Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages are a bad idea, poorly executed, and almost-certainly anti-competitive. So, he decided to join the AC (Advisory Committee) for AMP, he said, adding that he did not want Google to be surrounded with sycophants and yes-men. Here are some recommendations he has made: 1. Publish all user research: Don’t allow new components to be created without a clear user story and research to support them.
2. Accessibly audit: Don’t validate pages which can’t pass an automated a11y test.
3. Stop the forced bundling: Let users opt-out of seeing AMP pages. Don’t require AMP for prominent placement. Stop discriminating against non-Google browsers.
4. Reconsider AMP4Email : Lots of concerns from smaller email providers. Security and archiving concerns. Work with the ecosystem rather than imposing.