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Re: [Lynx-dev] Sitemap Warning

From: Roberta Jaskólski
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Sitemap Warning
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 12:00:50 -0400

>>>> 2008/05/29 09:43 -0500, Tim Chase >>>>
Since the whole page seems to be composed of random images
(to see the difference, use the Web Developer extension to
FireFox and use the "Images -> Hide Images" command.  The
remaining textual content will startle you with its paucity.
I note on my dial-up connection that the main image beginning "Sugarbush"
is big and dense, doubtless with a density that greatly exceeds its
information density, made up of only the text. That is a waste of the
ISP s storage space, and the money paid for it. There is a like problem
with the amenity pictures. Although those have a great information
density, shrunken to small things on either side by far most of their
information content is lost, and most of the cost of storing and sending
them is wasted. When bigger pictures of such are wanted, it is usual to get
a small, coarse version for such as the main page, with the bigger, denser
version only then downloaded when another page, presumably of detail, is

It would help to shorten the file-names; there is a cost there, too.

HTML is not poster or handbill markup, and methods somewhat effective
there are not in HTML, where, as Chase & Woolley implied, the structure is
meant to reflect the content, not be only a markup-skeleton for images.
Furthermore, although it costs to print sundry handbills or posters, each
of more or less detail of that which one wishes to impart, in a webpage,
as Chase suggested, it costs little to make up more & smaller pages, and
the behoof in better organization more conducive to imparting the intended
is great.

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