Re: Crawling info displays and slide shows (Charles Henrich)
From: (Charles Henrich)
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Subject: Re: Crawling info displays and slide shows
To: (Nathan Torkington)
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1993 20:33:09 -0400 (EDT)
In-reply-to: <> from "Nathan Torkington" at Sep 28, 93 12:24:01 pm
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> Updates of the same UFL could be done via a
>     <A HREF="blah" FREQ=300>
> to fetch again every five minutes.  Then we could have
>     <A REL="IsNext" FREQ=20 HREF="blah">
> to fetch in 20 seconds, the next frame in a page.
> Decision -- is 20 seconds from receipt of page or initiation of transfer?

Attributes such as frequency really do not belong in the actual HTML files.  It
is much easier (and cleaner) to write a seperate shell script/program that uses
the remove display capabilities of Mosaic to fetch the appropriate pages when
the need arises.  I think someone even posted a program here awhile back to do
just that.