Vatican Library interface (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Sun, 30 May 93 06:08:08 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: Vatican Library interface
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I've done some tweaking to the Vatican Library interface we're serving
from (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, not via ftp from
  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, 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...


Marc Andreessen
Software Development Group
National Center for Supercomputing Applications