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Re: XHTML - Code Optimisation

  • Subject: Re: XHTML - Code Optimisation
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 15:20:24 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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Big Bill wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 13:30:20 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote:
>>Borek wrote:
>>> On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 05:25:30 +0200, Roy Schestowitz
>>> <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote:
>>>> If anything, pages written in XHTML will sometimes be larger, which
>>>> slows down crawling (by 1%?). *grin*
>>> In fact most of the pages are NEVER optimized for size. Google uses
>>> one-letter names in their styles to cut on the traffic, but then the
>>> text is formatted using <font color=#008000> tags :) That's abuse of
>>> resources.
>>> Same happens throughout the web. Probably many services will be able to
>>> cut the traffic in half (and cut on the traffic costs) just by clever
>>> HTML coding.
>>It was you who mentioned the poor code in Webmasterworld. I took a look
>>and it turned out that you (or your friend) were right.
>>As for optimisation, with better machines and more bandwidth available all
>>the time (Moore's law), programmers become more resource-greedy. Spilling
>>memory, converting operating systems like OS X and Windows into resource
>>pigs and writing ugly HTML code -- all becomes a norm.
>>I have a pile of 20 or so Pentium 3's with 256 MB RAM in my office.
>>Apparently they are no longer good enough for users who run a word
>>processors and send jobs to the printer. Like people who commit suicide,
>>killing bodies that had nothing wrong with them to begin with, excellent
>>machines are tossed aside because nasty operating systems (which equate to
>>psychological issues) were installed within.
> Cluster them, Roy. Make'em work for a living!

Doing what exactly? I don't lack computer power, yet. I already have SHH
access to potentially 4 clusters. 30+ Pentium 4's are the most I have ever
used at one given time in order to run vision experiments.

The only limitation is a cluttered desktop (
http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2005/04/16/congested-workspace/ )


Roy S. Schestowitz

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