[rescue] Is it kosher to post Craigslist links here?
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".
B. Intended Audience
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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