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From Eduardo Pelegri--Llopart <Eduardo.Pelegrillop...@eng.sun.com>
Subject Re: Newsgroups tag library -- Any takers?
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2000 14:37:33 GMT
Kevin Riff wrote:
> 
> Sounds like a good idea. I don't know any DHTML and I'm only vaguely familiar
> with XSL. Are you saying that we could send all or part of a thread to the
> client and have it only present one message at a time? That could really
> improve on the responsiveness of navigating between messages!

Yes, you can.  I do not know if there is a way to start displaying while
the rest of the document is downloaded; if not, you would have a typical
tradeoff between the initial latency and later responsiveness.

	- eduard/o

> Eduardo Pelegri--Llopart wrote:
> 
> > I love the basic concept.  I'll try to find time to think about the
> > details.
> >
> > The tags could also check who the client is and customize its delivery
> > further based on that; at least in principle. For example, it can
> > deliver a whole thread (or a portion of it) to the client if there is a
> > reasonable way to do client-side presentation (say using DHTML, or
> > XSL).  [[a simple variation would be to send a WML deck, but I am not
> > sure I want to see people using their WAP cell phones to read discussion
> > forums :-)]]
> >
> > Other typical things to do are searches; the jsptags.com people have a
> > tag library for doing and presenting searches.
> >
> >         - eduard/o
> 
> <snip>

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