Re: color text?

Lou Montulli (
Wed, 3 May 95 01:32:25 EDT

On May 2, 6:38pm, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> Subject: Re: color text?
> On Tue, 2 May 1995, Lou Montulli wrote:
> > On May 2, 3:09pm, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
> > > Which of course is why you're working on HTTP/1.1, which will make all
> > > inlined requests batchable, meaning a maximum of two connects (or even
> > > HTTP-NG, which will mean a max of 1 connect). 3 separate files will soon
> > > not demand 3 separate accesses.
> > >
> >
> > Three cheers for HTTP-NG, it will save the world! :)
> Glad you agree :)
> > Now how about
> > progressive layout? We shouldn't force all the style sheet information
> > to be parsed before any of the document can be layed out. Are we
> > going to allow multiple <STYLE> tags so that style information can
> > be defined just before its use and documents can be layed out
> > in an entirely progressive manner.
> I absolutely agree that progressive layout needs to be addressed... but I
> don't see why this is a different problem than when someone puts an 80K
> image as their background.

It isn't different, and we all know how much it sucks to have to
wait for that 80K to load while the screen is completely blank.
It is unacceptable to introduce that kind of delay when it is not

> Here's how content authors and browser authors could optimize their style
> sheet progressive rendering:

All of these proposals only work in limited cercumstances. We need
more flexible means.

Lou Montulli       
       Netscape Communications Corp.