LIS 525 - Slow Page Demonstration
This page illustrates the kind of problem
that can be created for a site
if its pages include files from another site.
If the other site is down,
slow in responding,
or no longer in existence,
pages from the first site may take an unusually long time to display.
In the case of this page,
a single inline image with a source URL that does not exist
means that the page is not fully displayed for some time.
You will generally see your browser
render the rest of the page
but leave a blank space for the image
until it is sure that the image is not available.
In this demonstration,
delay is caused only by an invalid top-level domain (zz)
and so is quite short.
A URL correponding to a valid server
that is simply slow in responding
could cause a much longer delay.
Last updated January 17, 2005.
This page maintained by
Prof. Tim Craven
E-mail (text/plain only): firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western
Canada, N6A 5B7