Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute

James Green (jmkgre@essex.ac.uk)
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 00:18:11 +0000 (GMT)


From: James Green <jmkgre@essex.ac.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <19980118004527E.kaj@cityonline.se>
Message-Id: <SIMEON.9801180011.G@s1671.essex.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 00:18:11 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute


On Sun, 18 Jan 1998 00:45:27 +0100 Rasmus Kaj <kaj@cityonline.se> wrote:

[ ... ]

> Actually, it does, if the client is smart enough. Most clients today
> use disk cache, so why not use part of that as a database of mirrors?
> Or maybe extend the bookmark list to contain mirrors (it could contain
> mirrors of objects not visible in the bookmarks as well).
> 
> As long as the user has seen the document once, his client could know
> where to find a mirror.

Assuming, of course, the user isn't smart enough to have erased his/her 
cache to save disk space and/or is using a proxy server which has 
alreadly seen the page (and has it currently stored).


Regards,

James Green

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