Re: Wolfram Functions Site

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45710] Re: Wolfram Functions Site*From*: mt at 3planes.com (Michael Tobis)*Date*: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 04:54:54 -0500 (EST)*References*: <bua3i4$io9$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net> wrote in message news:<bua3i4$io9$1 at smc.vnet.net>... > Thanks for the many responses. It seems that only one other person has a > slight problem with this. Most Mathematica users, I would guess, don't use a mass-market ISP, yet I see you use Earthlink. It is conceivable to me that some interaction between the Wolfram site and the Earthlink proxy server is causing your problem. Mass-market servers use an intermediate layer (a proxy server) to cache as many images as they can on their own machines rather than going to the network for each image, often reducing the pixel count as well. This provides an economy of scale to the largest commercial internet service providers, but it does occasionally result in perceptible loss of quality of service to the end user. Two possible tests: A) someone out there with access to an Earthlink machine could try to replicate your problem, or B) you could take the same machine/browser onto another network and try again. If A fails or B succeeds in rendering the site, you should take this up with Earthlink. They can probably set a flag somewhere not to cache the site, if my suspicion is correct about what is going on. mt -- Michael Tobis http://geosci.uchicago.edu/~tobis