[thesite] comments question

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 11 21:16:29 CDT 2001

> From: "mccreath" <mccreath at ak.net>
> I was looking at the source of an article on w.e.o. today and noticed
> in the "New Comments" section of the sidebar, the title of the comment
> is surrounded with a span that is give a title attribute with the
> entire text of a comment is inserted in it. Like this:

um, i believe that's only available in admin view... which isn't a 
whole lotta people...
> Is this the intended behavior? That seems like an awful lot of


> extraneous data to shove down every single page, especially if you
> look right now. There are five multi-line comments on in the sidebar
> right now, effectively doubling the content of some pages.

yep... see below...

> Can we change that somehow? I would say nuke it altogether, but would
> be okay with the first 50 or so characters.

i rather like it... it's a hella lot faster on my home modem to get just 
one page and read all the new comments than having to load every 
article to read stuff that's not always interesting to me...

IOW, it's a bigger initial hit, but saves clicks and full page 
downloads after that...

but, if we wanna talk about page size, let's address the article page 
with the select menu of 1400 items... i still have no better way to 
present it (other than remove it altogether and do a check against 
the db for a matching name before updating the record)...

but that's a whole different topic...

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