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From: Ian Singer <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] Correction
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 19:47:22 -0400
References: <000701c4a9b4$ecb7ea60$1edad1d8@heron> <email@example.com>
> The only problem I can see is the size of the page. This web page is
> 1.8 M (yes, Meg) consisting of a table with seven columns and goodness
> knows how many rows. Rule of thumb is that each web page should be no
> more than 50-70K, including all the elements.
> I did this as an experiment -- the resulting file was just over 1M,
> still too big, but just a bit more than 1/2 the size of the file I
> started with. You can load it from
> http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~elsi/heron.htm just to see
> that it's the same information.
As a rough count your shortened page took 10 seconds to load under
Netscape vs the original
of 12 seconds. What delays it is the page continuously reformatting as
it loads, and the delay times from the adserver which are appreciable.
Obviously dial up times would be different and times are very different
for Netscape and IE. I have not played but if the column widths were
defined as fixed and all the extra coding was fixed it would be a lot