Re: [FSP] Accessibility & usefulness of the FreeState forum pages?
- On Tuesday 04 March 2003 07:27 am, jason.sorens@... wrote:
> If you upgrade to Netscape 6.2, it's quick as a whip. I know, 6.2 is aThat'd be a downgrade. I'm using 7.02. The problem isn't Netscape, or any
> bit difficult to get used to if you've used 4.7- for a long time. But
> you can switch to the classic interface in 6.2, and its features really
> are superior.
other browser, but YaBB SE. It generates bloated duct-tape HTML. Consider
the output from the link given earlier in this thread:
84 tables nested up to 6 levels deep. 95,346 bytes of page, excluding
graphics, to display 23,788 bytes of content. It's about 75% markup language
and 25% of what's being marked up. That's a lot of wasted bandwidth. In all
that bloat is a mix, for the declared doctype, of valid and deprecated
attributes and invalid attribute values. Its CSS is in-line and so
downloaded by browsers that don't understand it. Again, wasted bandwidth.
There's plenty more wrong with its HTML and the PHP behind it. Rather than
recommending that visitors use certain browsers, perhaps it's time to
consider different forum software.
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