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Message no. 1
From: Robert Watkins <robert.watkins@******.COM>
Subject: [OT] Web images (was RE: (OT) Attn Lady Jestyr)
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 17:07:46 +1000
K in the Shadows writes:
> I am really discovering that if
> someone has a link source, it's definitely saving me tons of space.

There's a lot to be said for this, actually... if a commonly used file is
always sourced from the same place, there will be only one copy of it in the
cache of the people who browse those files. For example, I've got literally
hundreds of those "Get IE here!" badges in my case, along with "Best viewed
with IE 4" or "Best viewed with Netscape 4!". All exactly the same. If
they'd had the one URL reference, there would be one copy, saving me
megabytes of space, and download time.

One gotcha is that you don't control the image, but if you intend for it to
be common, it doesn't matter.

Duct tape is like the Force: There's a Light side, a Dark side, and it
binds the Universe together.
Robert Watkins -- robert.watkins@******.com

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