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Re: Delayed download
From Jeff on 25 June '00
replying to Delayed download posted by Liliane

>What is the advantage and/or purpose of building web pages that need to download completely first before you can see/read anything ?
>I find it most annoying to have to wait for content which may be of no use to me after all.
>Many thanks for any clarity on the subject.

Usually, that happens, I believe, because of the way tables are constructed on
websites. I've read an article or two that mentioned the problem, which
is a site design defect and is not intended.

When I go to a site I want something--ANYTHING!--to happen immediately.

I have a friend whose site is totally blank on my machine for over a
minute, a serious fault with a e-commerce site. Yet, when I mentioned
it to him, he wasn't aware he had a problem (I've seen his delay on
other machines too). I'm not sure whether the long delay is browser
specific or what.

Maybe some tech guy can tell us exactly what the problem is with such
sites.




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