W3C Style Guide

Date: Wed, 3 May 95 18:43:49 JST
To: timbl@w3.org
From: snash@cac.co.jp (Scott Nash)
Subject: HTML Guide
I have a comment on style that I feel relevant to HTML page structure in general and your setup in particular -- small documents with too many links to other documents when one larger document with links inside that document might be more appropriate.

As an example, when I viewed your document, I had to hit Intoduction just to see a page of info, then move back to the main menu to jump to another area of text. Much of time, I like to save my information or print it out to read on my train ride into work. Jumping around and having to continually reload to see what could be presented in one slightly longer document with links inside seems to be more work than necessary.

Of course, if the documents are loaded with pictures or there is the problem of server load, that is another matter, but all in all, even at 2400 baud, waiting for another 5k of text to load is preferable to having to click all over the place for it.

Thanks for your time.

Scott Nash CAC, Tokyo Japan