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Re: proposal for a new html tag

From: Albert Lunde <Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 1995 08:51:18 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199503201451.AA145521078@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>
To: paul@cs.vu.nl
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> Name of the tag : <LP> and its </LP> counterpart
> Mnemonics       : Lower Priority
> What does it do : This new tag is an attempt at giving the author of an html 
> 	document the possibilty to give a relative priority to different parts 
> 	of his document.

Since many browsers display parts of a document in the order they
arrive over the net, implementing faster display of one part
of the document might require messing with HTTP transport based
in the HTML markup, to send subsections in a new order (ick).

In addition this might require both the client and server to
pre-parse the document for this tag before display and transport
respectively.

The overhead involved in departing from a simple linear processing
order could produce an actual performance loss.

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    Albert Lunde                      Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu
Received on Monday, 20 March 1995 06:59:10 EST

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