Re: X Mosaic, FTP and PASV

Frederick G.M. Roeber (
Fri, 3 Dec 1993 18:06:17 +0100

>It would be nice to show the file size under the icon and to use
>a multicolumn format when practical. This could all be done with

If we had a place for storing information related to a document,
(do we? There's talk about a "Hyperdoc" type in HTAnchor.c, but
it's never flushed out.), then the size (as a number) should be
put there. Then all those browsers that currently give transfer
status in bytes could give it as a percentage.

A browser could implement a selection for http-served documents
which invokes a HEAD to find out this kind of information. If
this info included the time changed, it could be compared against
the global history.

<a href="">Frederick</a>