On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:03:30 -0400
Felix Miata <mrmazda(a)earthlink.net> wrote:
David C. Rankin composed on 2020-07-27 14:38
Just going through source listings at
there is some kind of new "Pretty
Print" html-ized format being
used that underlines the entire row containing the srpm instead of
the normal raw directory listing that only underlines the package.
This (1) doubles the height of the listing you have to scroll and
(2) makes scanning the listing awkward.
Is there some way, or switch, that will revert to
Most mirrors have historically provided much faster listing loads,
some 30X or more because of the HTML tables doo was using. Large
tables are inefficient HTML code to display, besides being much
larger in bytes than typical mirror listing content. e.g.
saves as 1,827,714 bytes
saves as 5,213,482, or 285% of gwdg listing size.
Looks like the new styles may be an attempt to incorporate improved
efficiency, and the added margins and/or padding amounts to a
Previous list thread:
Ouch! The D.O.O page is horrible. I don't see anything underlined, what
I see is a double-spaced music paper background (i.e. alternate
backgrounds coloured). There's also a massive gap between the rpm name
and the last modified date and at some browser widths the last column
shows 'Deta' instead of 'Details'. In very narrow widths it just
the filename and a lot of space to the right. In all widths it keeps
wide empty margins that are completely unnecessary for a directory
There's a strange icon at the top right, with four small squares
arranged in a square (looks like a cooker hob). I've no idea what that
means and there's no tooltip. At narrow browser widths there's another
icon next to it with three horizontal lines. I might expect that to be
a menu but again there's no tooltip and nothing happens when I click on
either of them. (Note that I have script disabled and I'm using FF).
If I click on a 'Details' link, I'm taken to a page listing mirrors. If
I click on 'Map showing the closest mirrors' I'm shown:
'The Google Maps Platform server rejected your request. You must use an
API key to authenticate each request to Google Maps Platform APIs. For
additional information, please refer to
In short it's a disaster at many levels. It's a design disaster and a
functional disaster. The simple listing from GWDG is far better IMHO.
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