[wp-hackers] Advantage (or not) of hosting badges

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Mon Jul 2 21:36:27 GMT 2007

Does it really happen?  Well, I'm not intimately familiar with the  
way Goggle Syndication works, but I've seen a LOT of sites lately  
that start to load just fine and then stall for several seconds  
(sometimes it _never_ recovers) and almost every time, the status bar  
shows that the part trying to load is from googlesyndication.com.  In  
the meantime I am looking at a blank screen.


On Jul 2, 2007, at 10:52 AM, Computer Guru wrote:

> Does that really happen? JavaScript is different from images -  
> while the JS
> may hold down the page until it loads, I was under the impression the
> browser would just continue to (attempt) to load the images in the
> background until they succeed  - without reflecting on render  
> times....
>> -----Original Message-----
>> When putting somebody's badge image on my own site, I will _always_
>> copy it to my server. I've seen way too many sites where the whole
>> page load has been held up by one stinkin' file from a third-party
>> server (googlesyndication.com anyone?), and I don't want to make my
>> (two) readers wait for a problem on somebody else's server.

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