Re: HTML hype or bs?

Roy T. Fielding (
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:55:22 -0700

>They have some excellent compression information about
>data taken from a couple of real world Web sites (Microscrape).

Er, no, time to beat Greg with my metrics research hat. Microscrape
is a collection of images (obtained from the early Microsoft and
Netscape home pages) on a single page, thus making it twice the
number of co-located inline images than two of the worst such pages
on the Web. As nice as it may be to see positive papers on HTTP/1.1,
I don't consider that to be a representative sample for normal
Web content.