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RE: [Q] META "Refresh" deprecated ?

From: Stephane Bailliez <stephane.bailliez@imediation.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2000 14:32:57 +0100
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From: Jonny Axelsson [mailto:jonny@metastasis.net]
>I'd just like to interject that I hate this use. Not in complex forms, but
>on the front page of news sites like cnn.com. They typically has a refresh
>rate of 15-30 minutes to ensure that you view the latest news. The problem
>is when you use dial-up connection from countries where you pay per minute
>(the majority of countries in the world).

mm..that's right. I didn't think about that. Even though I live in this kind
of country but I switched to cable for a year now.

Thanks for pointing out this problem.

>A refresh usually causes a dial-up. If you have a shut-down after 20
>minutes, you can have this sequence: Automatic dialup, after 20 minutes
>shut-down, after 10 minutes dial-up, after 20 minutes shut-down... If you
>happen to leave your browser with cnn.com (or similar), shut down and leave
>for a day, that cost is upwards of 25$ (I know, I've done that).

I usually didn't permit automatic dialup...

Stephane Bailliez, Paris - France
Received on Tuesday, 22 February 2000 08:33:26 UTC

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