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You surf to a website, you wait till it's
loaded, 30 seconds pass while you
over the page, then click on a hyperlink
picture. You already know: you have to
Why not have an option added to your
browser to tell it to use the 30 seconds
so) of (already paid!)
DSL bandwidth to
download/cache as much as possible of
Flash Surfer's Pre-Fetch Feature
Page 4 [[ sctld ], Jan 11 2005]
Mozilla [chud, Jan 11 2005]
||I had a Web Accelerator program 10 years ago that did exactly this. Baked.
||In connection with these automatisms (which I agree have been around for some time), I've got a question.
||Some links do things. For example, the "for"/"against" links on this page imply that by following them, you're expressing an opinion; the "delete" links on your own posted ideas here or on people's annotations delete objects from the database.
||How do those preloading browsers avoid "doing" all kinds of things when their user just wants to read?
||......including any number of undesirable pop-ups, premium rate autodiallers, IQ tests, other peoples web speeder uppers!
(edit) - the google cached PDF in [sctld]'s link tells of a pop up defeater. Dunno about the rest though.
||// How do those preloading browsers avoid "doing" all kinds of things // as a (very) simple rule, perhaps they just don't follow links with querystrings ?
||How do spiders avoid doing the same ?