Re: Crawling info displays and slide shows

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9310040111.AA00271@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: Crawling info displays and slide shows 
In-reply-to: Your message of Sun, 03 Oct 93 20:30:12 EDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Sun, 03 Oct 1993 20:11:39 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
> I want to be able to deliver a pageful of text to the user, and after a
> timeout send the subsequent page.  If I follow this, you want to
> relocate the functionality to the client side from the server.
Yep, because that's where it belongs.  It certainly doesn't belong in the
transport system.

> I don't understand how this "clutters" the language.  Can't the
> HTML document metaphor embrace temporal aspects?
#1 Controlling temporal aspects of anything is very complex (thus the
   dearth of useful multimedia protocols and formats).  Ever try to
   play an MPEG back at normal speed?
#2 It's much easier for the client to drive a simple system than it is
   to invent ever more complex protocols.  I already showed you how you
   could this on the client end today using NCSA Mosaic.  There is even
   software (the "slideshow" stuff that was just posted) that does it.