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From: Inanis Brooke <alatus@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 14:57:06 -0800
To: "w3c html" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501be32b5$64595cc0$531fb3d1@alatus>
If all of us are HTML developers, as well as avid web users, we know that
many of the mega-sites whose layout is dependent upon tables take forever to
load on a modem. While the latest web browsers render individual table cells
upon recieving the </td> tag, there can still be a lot of HTML text in a
single cell, giving the appearence that the user's connection to the HTTP
server is dead.
To fix this, I have a proposition.
I have wished for quite a long time that I could have a table with cells
whose only data is a link to text which comes later in the document. I've
included an example.txt file which shows what I'm talking about.
This could dynamically speed up page rendering for modem users, as well as
open up a new deminsion of possibilities for webmasters (like myself) who
use SSI. While before I had to place SSI calls to external text files inside
a table, I would be able to, in this system, call the table itself with SSI,
(a table which defines the layout of the entire site,) and then beneath
that, place the hypertext I would like to see rendered in corresponding
table cells.

I appologize for sending such a long email, you can probably tell I'm brand
new to this list. Feedback is welcome!
Daniel (inanis)(edf?)
Received on Monday, 28 December 1998 17:56:37 UTC

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