[rescue] Is it kosher to post Craigslist links here?

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Mon Jul 3 15:07:01 CDT 2006

Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Don Y wrote:
>> HTML on a single *page* is OK -- i.e. links that just zip
>> you down to the right spot on THAT page.  But, having to reload
>> new pages with each click is the sign of someone who's become
>> enamored with the technology and forgotten what it's like to
>> USE it!
> I beg to differ.
> It could be someone enamored with the idea of their browser staying
> below 150MB of memory usage.
> Single large pages eat *HUGE* amounts of browser memory, because most
> browser caches are so damned stupid.

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that the entire DOCUMENT need be
a single page.  Rather, I am annoyed with folks who build
sites as if they were "outlines" and each level of the outline
gets a separate page -- "cuz it's so NEAT".


I. Introduction
    A.  Terminology
        1.  This
        2.  That
        3.  TheOtherThing
    B.  Intended Audience
        1.  You
        2.  Me
        3.  TheGuyNextDoor
II. Real Stuff

So, you start at this level, click on Terminology, get a
page consisting of three links.  Click on "This" and
read one paragraph before you have to click on "Up/Back"
and click on "That"... etc.  Then back out of Terminology
to click on "Intended Audience", etc.

Smarter tools let you move sequentially though a text.
But, some document preparers seem to want to impose this
hierarchy on the document which may be fine if you are drilling
down to a particular subject of interest (i.e. "reference
style") but ridiculous for use as a regular "linear" text.

> If linked pages are done properly and your server is not overloaded,
> they should be fast and easier than a single large page.
> Using an editor... different story, as you can find those which handle
> large files well.  Browsers, no... they suck at handling large pages
> most of the time.

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