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Re: HTTP: T-T-T-Talking about MIME Generation

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 1994 11:21:18 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <9412171721.AA00957@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
To: frystyk@www0.cern.ch
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
According to Henrik Frystyk Nielsen:
> 
> The multithreaded feature in the Arena is a result of the new
> achitecture of the WWW Library of Common Code. It allows data-driven
> parsing or rendering as soon as data comes in on the network, and new
> requests to be issued at any time. So rendering GIFS before finishing
> the text is perfectly possible.
> 

Sounds very nice! However, as as been pointed out several times, the
reason Netscape is popular is the *reverse*.  It can layout all the
text before rendering all the GIFS.  Presumably arena can do this too,
if it can get the information about GIF sizes.  But the ability to do
*that* is a function of the protocol and hence relevant to the topic
of this list.  :)

John Franks
Received on Saturday, 17 December 1994 09:22:34 EST

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