Big Bill wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 13:30:20 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>>On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 05:25:30 +0200, Roy Schestowitz
>>>>If anything, pages written in XHTML will sometimes be larger, which slows
>>>>down crawling (by 1%?). *grin*
>>>In fact most of the pages are NEVER optimized for size. Google uses
>>>one-letter names in their styles to cut on the traffic, but then the text
>>>is formatted using <font color=#008000> tags :) That's abuse of resources.
>>>Same happens throughout the web. Probably many services will be able to
>>>cut the traffic in half (and cut on the traffic costs) just by clever HTML
>>It was you who mentioned the poor code in Webmasterworld. I took a look and
>>it turned out that you (or your friend) were right.
>>As for optimisation, with better machines and more bandwidth available all
>>the time (Moore's law), programmers become more resource-greedy. Spilling
>>memory, converting operating systems like OS X and Windows into resource
>>pigs and writing ugly HTML code -- all becomes a norm.
>>I have a pile of 20 or so Pentium 3's with 256 MB RAM in my office.
>>Apparently they are no longer good enough for users who run a word
>>processors and send jobs to the printer. Like people who commit suicide,
>>killing bodies that had nothing wrong with them to begin with, excellent
>>machines are tossed aside because nasty operating systems (which equate to
>>psychological issues) were installed within.
> Cluster them, Roy. Make'em work for a living!
Or send a few my way... I'll even pay for the shipping! ;)
Justin Koivisto, ZCE - firstname.lastname@example.org