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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Tutorial as one big page

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Tutorial as one big page
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 21:28:32 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden>

    > >>>>> "Tom" == Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:
    >     Tom> The negatives of "one big page" are: (a) more work for me;
    >     Tom> (b) unkind to web hosts.

    > I think both are nearly negligible.  For (a), two trivial (for you;
    > let the contributors maintain them) implementations of "one big page"
    > have been suggested already.  

No good.   I wind up spending an hour uploading the damn thing to the
GNU pages over my wimpy modem with every update.   It gets worse if I
want to also put it on the "Low Budget Homepage" mirrors.

    > For (b) it's static content.  Octet
    > count is modest (few if any images, no voice or movies), so bandwidth
    > is negligible.  What matters is hit count, and "one big page"
    > (especially for reference material, which can be cached and accessed
    > locally) clearly wins there.



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