Re: HTML Streaming

Jordan Reiter (jreiter@mail.slc.edu)
Tue, 02 Sep 1997 17:13:00 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.1.16.19970902171300.313f0f26@mail.slc.edu>
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 1997 17:13:00 -0400
To: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>, www-html@w3.org
From: Jordan Reiter <jreiter@mail.slc.edu>
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.