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Re: cnn.com cuts graphics (fwd)

  • From: Steve Bellovin
  • Date: Tue Sep 11 15:46:08 2001

Reposted with permission.

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Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 13:19:02 -0400
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra@baylink.com>
To: Steve Bellovin <smb@research.att.com>
Subject: Re: cnn.com cuts graphics
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On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 11:39:56AM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
> cnn.com has switch to very low graphics, in a very good response to the 
> congestion they have to be experiencing.

CNN.com has had a graceful degradation process in place for some years,
but this is the hardest I've *ever* seen them cut it (logo and text;
that's it.)

Google also has a cached version of an earlier page, with a front page
link.

(I'm not on-list at the moment; feel free to repeat)

Cheers,
- -- jra
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