Re: Crawling info displays and slide shows

Charles Henrich (
Mon, 27 Sep 1993 20:33:09 -0400 (EDT)

> Updates of the same UFL could be done via a
> <A HREF="blah" FREQ=300>
> to fetch again every five minutes. Then we could have
> <A REL="IsNext" FREQ=20 HREF="blah">
> to fetch in 20 seconds, the next frame in a page.
> Decision -- is 20 seconds from receipt of page or initiation of transfer?

Attributes such as frequency really do not belong in the actual HTML files. It
is much easier (and cleaner) to write a seperate shell script/program that uses
the remove display capabilities of Mosaic to fetch the appropriate pages when
the need arises. I think someone even posted a program here awhile back to do
just that.