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

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Tue Jul 3 06:15:05 GMT 2007

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Yep.. I've seen that too.

The difference is, Google Syndication (AdSense) is added to a site via
JavaScript hotlinked from their servers - not even an iframe w/ Google as a
source or (as other ad providers do to avoid this very problem) an image tag
with the source pointing to a dynamic URI.

In my experience, it's only JavaScript that can do this (Ajax Slowdown -
caused by the same thing).... JavaScript breaks a lot of the web! :) 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-
> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Stephen Rider
> Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 12:36 AM
> To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Advantage (or not) of hosting badges
> 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.
> Steve
> 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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