Bandwidth

Shawn Steele (shawn@aob.org)
Fri, 10 May 1996 11:29:22 -0600


From: Shawn Steele <shawn@aob.org>
Message-Id: <9605101129.ZM27139@aob.org>
Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 11:29:22 -0600
In-Reply-To: www-html-d-request@w3.org
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Bandwidth

I've been following the discussion with some interest, and it sound
like good things will eventually happen with HTML, it just might take a
while.

I am a little concerned about some of the solutions though with respect
to bandwidth.  For example, if someone wants to use custom bullets in a
list of 15 items, then their is an extra overhead of <img
src="filename"> which is about 20 characters, or around 600 bytes at a
minimum.  By itself that isn't bad, but such things add up.  (moral is
that I'd like to see a <ul src=""> tag)  Clients might not notice the
delay much, but if a server has to serve those 600 bytes a couple
thousand times the delay will add up real quickly.

Also headers and footers of pages are often similar or identical.  Our
standard footer is about 1K and appears in only a few variations on the
each hundreds of pages we have.  I know nothing about SGML and whether
something like this would be permitted, but it would be really nice to
have an HTML <include> tag so that this section could be cached
seperatly by the browser.  1K per page can add up on both the server &
client ends.

- shawn

P.S.  It's probably just my mailer being flakey, but does anyone else
have a problem with this digest appearing sometimes as a single
document and sometimes as a document with attached messages?

Shawn Steele
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