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Internet Connection Speed

From: Andrew Diamond <adiamond1978@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:48:36 +0000
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I don't know if this has ever come up at any of the W3C conversations,
but much of the rural world is still on dial-up or slower internet
speeds, while the rest of the world advances at a much greater pace
including java script, large detailed images, and other internet
technologies.  Has the W3C ever considered, perhaps, a <speed> tag
identifier to distinguish between low/high speed connections?
Considering most large urban areas take this for granted, they neglect
to remember the vast amount of users that still are forced to use a
slow connection; a tag such as this, perhaps set by the browser, or in
the phone/computers browsers settings, would select the correct
version of a page to load based on this <speed> tag (or similar, just
a suggestion).

I've never written you guys, before because I never had a suggestion,
but being a rural resident, I was sort of "forced" into this idea as a
result of extremely slow, dial-up, internet connection speeds.

Thank you,

Andrew Diamond
Received on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 15:11:03 UTC

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