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Re: Propsal: MHEAD for Fast inline image formatting Was: Multiple connections

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@wired.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 1994 12:03:17 -0700 (PDT)
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9410121220.a12333-0100000@get.wired.com>
On Wed, 12 Oct 1994, Dave Raggett wrote:
> I like the idea of being able to get the image sizes in advance of
> the data, but would also like to be able to interleave the image
> data streams. This way users see all of the images start to appear
> concurrently, rather than one by one.
> One simple idea is to use the segmented encoding approach and include
> the stream number with the segment length. The initial info on image
> size/type would specify the stream number for each image.
> If this sounds too difficult, then at least the server could sort
> the images by size and send the small ones first.

Both excellent suggestions.  I think the latter will result in better 
performance on average or lower-end machines.

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