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Re: proposal for a new html tag

From: Keld J|rn Simonsen <keld@osiris.dknet.dk>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 14:41:04 +0100
Message-Id: <9503231341.AA01295@osiris.dknet.dk>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>, Siegmann P <paul@cs.vu.nl>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Jeffrey Mogul writes:

> Of course, the right "solution" might be to encourage authors
> to provide their large documents in two forms: monolithic (single
> HTML file) for people with fast connections and/or for people who
> want to quickly search the documents for particular character
> strings, and "outlined", for people who want to retrieve just
> the parts they are looking for.

Another way of doing it, obtaning good sides of both approaches 
is to use the "lines" query approach found in servers such as GN.
In this way you can have a small file with the table of contents
and then refer to the specific parts of a big .htlm document
by line references. This caters for the guy with the small bandwidth.
As it is still one monolitic document, document-wide searches can
still be done conveniently.

Received on Thursday, 23 March 1995 05:50:43 UTC

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