Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 02 Sep 1997 17:13:00 -0400 To: Peter Flynn <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org From: Jordan Reiter <email@example.com> In-Reply-To: <199708312059.VAA28934@imbolc.ucc.ie> Subject: Re: HTML Streaming At 09:59 PM 8/31/97 +0100, Peter Flynn wrote: > When data is moving fast from one chunk of hardware to another, and > it doesn't have to wait until it's all in one place for the > destination device to do something with it, it's streaming. When > your hard disk's data is being written to a tape backup device, > it's streaming. When you're watching a QuickTime movie on the > Internet, it's not, because it has to be fully downloaded before > you can play it. It does? Hmmm... apparently, they haven't heard that QuickTime movies *can* be made streamable. Streamable files have to be in a special, particular format, and SGML languages just can't fit into that format. So, no streaming, period.