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Re: client side includes

From: Ralph Corderoy <ralph@inputplus.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 11:32:36 +0000
Message-Id: <200102031132.LAA04544@inputplus.demon.co.uk>
To: Frank Tobin <ftobin@uiuc.edu>
cc: Murray Macdonald <murray@mha.ca>, "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>


> > To do so at the expense of your user's experience is a very poor
> > and selfish design philosophy.
> I think you overstate your case.  Hitting the server for another
> chunk of data is not that expensive.  It happens all the time for
> images, CSS files, etc.

Pity the poor users.  The latency is awful from a user's perspective.
Yes, it already happens with images, but look what was required;  the
width and height attributes so a UA could display the HTML whilst it
waited for the image.  There's a big hit on many sites where another
retrieval is required for an external CSS file and there isn't the
`width/height' kludge around that.

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