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

Tim Byars (
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 09:25:55 -0800

On 3/1/99 at 8:55 AM -0800, Ian Andrew Bell ran this line:

> Um.. Tim..
> The discussion concerns rendering time, not transfer time.

Ian, get a dial up account. Log on. Go to some sites. Bookmark them.
Now do the same thing off the wire.

See the difference?

The browser can only "render" as fast as it can receive data. In the
case that Keith is making, which I think he overlooked, the browser is
sitting waiting for data. At some point it figures that it's not going
to get anymore and draws to the screen. In the second example with the
corrected code the browser has everything it needs and finishes much
more quickly.


p.s. Of course the answer to all this is to run BBEdit Syntax checker
every time you work on an html page. But that would mean using a Mac,
and of course we can't have that can we? Certainly not with wonderful
tools like WordPad and WETF Linux folks use.


Bring it on...