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Month: October 2014

Re: [trinity-users] New TDE site released

From: Steven D'Aprano <steve@...>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:50:39 +1100
On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 05:23:26AM -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

> Following is a small sample of styles from some high profile sites 
> that refutes your assertion. For every major site you find that does 
> not size P text either directly or via cascade in relative units, 

Um, I think this is getting way off-topic for this list.

Off-topic or not, there's one thing that I find just too astonishing to 
let stand:

> In case you haven't noticed, 
> Google'w home page weighs in at over 1GB if saved as web page complete 
> in Gecko. About 10% of it is the HTML page. Most of the rest is 
> insufferably complex CSS and JS.

Surely not. That would imply that in order to use Google via HTTPS, you 
would have to download 1GB *each and every time* you visited the site. 
(Browsers don't cache https pages.) On my system, that would take about 
1.5 hours each time. I'm sure I would have noticed.

10% of 1GB is just over 100 MB, I'm pretty confident that Google's web 
page is not that big:

[steve@ando ~]$ wget --user-agent "Firefox 31 (Mozilla compatible)" --no-check-certificate
--2014-10-18 21:43:56--
Resolving,,, ...
Connecting to||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2014-10-18 21:44:00--
Resolving,,, ...
Connecting to||:443... connected.
WARNING: certificate common name `' doesn't match requested host name `'.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: `index.html?gfe_rd=cr&ei=bURCVMSHDauN8Qflz4FI'

    [   <=>                                                                      ] 64,679      89.7K/s   in 0.7s

2014-10-18 21:44:01 (89.7 KB/s) - 
`index.html?gfe_rd=cr&ei=bURCVMSHDauN8Qflz4FI' saved [64679]

[steve@ando ~]$ du -h index.html\?gfe_rd\=cr\&ei\=bURCVMSHDauN8Qflz4FI
68K     index.html?gfe_rd=cr&ei=bURCVMSHDauN8Qflz4FI

Anyway, can we get back to the topic of making the TDE website do a 
better job of selling TDE?