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From: Pat Geary <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] RE: Clean html
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 19:51:30 -0400
At 06:10 PM 8/8/2006, Ralph Taylor wrote:
>Looking at the source code, it doesn't seem to have a lot of excess garbage.
>The only way I could see to make it load faster would be to take out the
>multiple "Book Antiqua" font definitions, since you're using the same font
>all the way through the table. I don't really understand this enough, but it
>would seem like one could define a font at the beginning and not in every
>cell of the table. (Also, take out the "</font>" commands until the end, as
>these undo the prior font command.) This would cut the file size some and
>thus the load time.
>I did notice that the background, "brownbeigebkg.jpg", didn't seem to be in
>effect in Internet Explorer. I saw a white background.
>Now, as to how the RTF to HTML conversion happened, I suspect you left out
>some details key to understanding. (For example, did you right-click the
>filename from Word or Windows Explorer? After you chose Copy, did you type
>the html filename extension?) I've previously noticed that Word inserts
>extra code when opening RTF files and enlarges them.
The background doesn't show because it is pointing to a file on the hard drive
There are 2610 occurrences of the <font face="Book Antiqua"
I added the following to the style section of your page -
font-family: "Book Antiqua";
So the opening body tag is just <body> with nothing else.
Changed the table code to
<table class="style1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="7" width="590"
style="border-style: solid" border="0">
I used find and replace to get rid of all -
<font FACE="Book Antiqua" SIZE="2">
If the viewer does not have your stated font on their computer, the
default font for their browser will be displayed.
Download times as the page is now areConnection Rate Download Time
14.4K 236.88 seconds
28.8K 118.44 seconds
33.6K 101.52 seconds
56K 60.91 seconds
ISDN 128K 18.65 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 1.62 seconds
You might want to think about splitting the page into smaller chunks.