Re: TBTF for 1999-03-01: Light of other days

Robert Harley (
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 10:32:39 +0100 (MET)

>[...] After the cleanup my Macin-
>tosh-based Navigator 4.04, with clean caches, loaded it on average
>in 7 sec. vs. the 13 sec. required for the "smudged" version. Try
>it yourself with these before [12] and after [13] versions, and let
>me know what you see. (If you write please include your OS, browser
>and version, and connectivity bandwidth.)

What vintage Macintosh are you running? Or have I got the wrong pages?

When I start up Mozilla, caching disabled, and go to either page, they
get sucked down, drawn in a 1600x1200 window and the "Document: Done."
message appears, all in a fraction of a second. Too small to time it

Early 1997 vintage Alpha with a Matrox Millenium, running Linux. And
no this is not the latest Mozilla with super-duper NGLayout, it's an
old version (3 July '98 IIRC).

Connectivity: To test it I just D/Led a 10 MB file from your ftp site.
It came in at 96 KB/s first time, 110 second time.

Out of curiosity I also tried it with Navigator 4.5 for x86 Linux,
running under an x86 emulator. Same machine, same size display etc.
It takes 3 to 4 seconds for either page.