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Re: huge wnpp bug report page


> I tried to take a look at the wnpp bug page but neither Konqueror
> nor Firefox were able to handle it on my system.

Really? Galeon handles it fine, as does Firefox (the latter on win32).

> 3182462 bytes for the HTML code of a single web page is a bit much, isn't

Possibly. It's also 25% greater than the size of the page you quoted
(wgetting the page gives an output of 2634857 bytes).

> Additionally, all links contain the server name. Why? Using
> <a href="bugreport.cgi?bug=123456"></a>
> would be enough and would save a lot regarding download size. All
> the "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/"; prefixes could be ommitted.
> This would reduce page size by 93 bytes per bug (> 500KB total).

Erm... no, they don't. For instance, having a copy of ftp.d.o's bug page
handy :) :

<li><a href="bugreport.cgi?bug=271782">#271782: udeb sources need to be in
<br>Package: <a class="submitter"
Severity: <em>important</em>;
Reported by: <a class="submitter"
von Brederlow &lt;brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de&gt;</a>;
Tags: <strong>sarge</strong>;
 <strong>1 year and 323 days old</strong>.



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