Re: Proposal: New Anchor attributes

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Fri, 24 May 1996 20:15:49 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposal: New Anchor attributes
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 20:15:49 +0200
Message-Id: <Vzfpx4uYOltE089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

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In article <199605232247.PAA21828@ether.phx.mcd.mot.com>,
Craig Tinsley <craigt@ether.phx.mcd.mot.com> wrote:
> Ron Schnell wrote:
> > 2.  TIMEOUT=[seconds]
> > This attribute would specify an amount of time, after which a
> > browser should give up on the HREF.
> 
> However, most (all?) browsers are going to give up after a certain amount of
> time anyhow. What happens when this TIMEOUT value is greater than that of the
> browsers internal timeout value? .. (understanding that the HTML author
> should be wise enough to make it shorter than that of most browsers...)

And if I'm in a country with a slow link, or a clogged local network,
then I'll not be happy if the browser gives up after the specified 15
seconds.

Galactus

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