Vatican Library firstname.lastname@example.org (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Sun, 30 May 93 06:08:08 -0500
From: email@example.com (Marc Andreessen)
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Subject: Vatican Library interface
I've done some tweaking to the Vatican Library interface we're serving
from www.ncsa.uiuc.edu (originally by Frans van Hoesel with
contributions by John Ockerbloom); the changes include...
o All images referenced by the interface are now served via http
from www.ncsa.uiuc.edu, not via ftp from seq1.loc.gov.
o All images are now in GIF format (full 256-color, same size).
o Some tweaks to the exhibit text for readability, typos, etc.
The goal of the changes was to increase performance at the client end.
I am also considering reducing the size of all the images to 1280x1024
or less, since xv is not fast at scaling images down to size.
Also, I see LOC is in the process of putting up a 1492 exhibit on
seq1.loc.gov, and that the old Soviet archive is still sitting there
waiting for a hypermedia interface (hint hint hint :-).
Finally, if you didn't catch it the first time around, the URL for the
interface we're serving is...
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications