Re: HTML Streaming

jptxs (
Wed, 27 Aug 1997 00:35:41 -0400

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Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 00:35:41 -0400
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Subject: Re: HTML Streaming

Peter Flynn <> wrote:
>>Unfortunately, now that the everyone's using TABLE to align stuff,
>>browsers CANNOT display-as-they-go, because they need to receive
>>everything in the table before they can work out the widths. Width
>>attributes on images help this, but do not entirely solve the
>>problem. HTML has all the elements needed to do it (eg COLSPEC) but
>>the browsers don't seem to do anything with them.

might there be some way to pass column and row width to the browser so that
these pieces of text can be displayed on the fly?  my guess is that simply
setting the widths and hieghts would not be enough, but perhaps there is
some CSS hoop to jump through that might allow this?

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