Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 12:13:19 -0800 Message-ID: <email@example.com> From: Eric_Holstege@broder.com (Eric Holstege) Subject: Re: Why style sheets To: Paul Prescod <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Partly. The browser still has to execute two HTTP GET requests, which means another round trip through all those routers across the Internet, another transaction executed by your web server, another file open/read. (Incidentally I tracked a sample packet throuhg the Internet from our server to a user in Florida and it went through an astounding 48 hops round trip.) ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Re: Re: Why style sheets Author: Paul Prescod <email@example.com> at Internet Date: 1/20/97 2:53 PM Won't this "HTTP setup cost" issue become moot when HTTP 1.1 is more widely deployed? Paul Prescod Eric Holstege wrote: > > I think the main cost in downloading a (textual) page is generally the TCP > connection setup and the round-trip GET request for the HTTP transaction, not > the downloading time. Unless it is cached, an external style sheet requires a > second HTTP transaction, and hence a second TCP connection setup, whereas > putting style info into the documents just results in a few hundred extra bytes > download in an otherwise already-established TCP connection. I think that winds > up being generally faster.