Example of using microlink for Amazon links. Prerending improves data accuracy.
When you access into a web, normally you need to wait a few milliseconds after all the content is available: Your browser is prerendering all the content before you can interact with it.
We use this technique in order to be sure the data we can extract is loaded, using prerender parameter.
If you wanted to apply this behavior, you had to explicitly do it. This decision was driven because prerender makes response time slow and, in order to guarantee the minimum response time, we disable it by default.
But now it will be enabled by default in all requests 🙌.
You don’t want to worry about if the target web needs or not prerendering. You do not have to know!
We have made great improvements in infrastructure and now the response time is constant even with prerendering enabled, so we decided to enable it by default unless you explicitly deactivate it.