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Re: Tar Browsing

From: Arjun Ray <aray@q2.net>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 20:50:50 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0011072047160.8658-100000@info.q2.net>
On Mon, 6 Nov 2000, its me wrote:

> To potentially increase the speed of web browsing I propose the
> use of archives to streamline downloading.

This will slow things down, because on average the *needed* files will
be halfway through the archive.  HTTP pipelining is already a better
solution, because it allows the *client* to decide in which order to
retrieve things.

> Many websites are graphics intensive now and to speed up
> dowloading of these graphics archive should be used.

<clue>I use a browser that let's <em>me</em> decide which graphics to
download</clue>

Arjun
Received on Tuesday, 7 November 2000 20:38:55 GMT

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