Re: Crawling info displays and slide shows

Tony Sanders (
Sun, 03 Oct 1993 20:11:39 -0500

> I want to be able to deliver a pageful of text to the user, and after a
> timeout send the subsequent page. If I follow this, you want to
> relocate the functionality to the client side from the server.
Yep, because that's where it belongs. It certainly doesn't belong in the
transport system.

> I don't understand how this "clutters" the language. Can't the
> HTML document metaphor embrace temporal aspects?
#1 Controlling temporal aspects of anything is very complex (thus the
dearth of useful multimedia protocols and formats). Ever try to
play an MPEG back at normal speed?
#2 It's much easier for the client to drive a simple system than it is
to invent ever more complex protocols. I already showed you how you
could this on the client end today using NCSA Mosaic. There is even
software (the "slideshow" stuff that was just posted) that does it.