Probably true. I've not validated in a while so I don't know how long the Step 2 page takes to load, but Step 1 definately has some background querying going on. It simply takes too long compared to all other pages.
Another set of pages I have noticed takes a while to load are the user info pages where it lists all books submitted by a particular submitter. Is the database querying all of the books here too? Hard drives today being so much cheaper than ever before would make it better I would think to just keep a file on hand of the ID of the books submitted by a particular submitter and then querying the database for the pertenant titles. But perhaps that's what is already going on.
In the case of the Step 2 page I would think a small file with the ID of the books you currently have "checked out" for validation should be used to know which books to query to build the page.
Obviously querying the database for individual titles or your account page doesn't take too long so I think that supports the "behind the scenes" calculations going on.
Hope I've made some semblence of sense <grin>
While I am not familiar with the particular mechanism used by Bookshare to
retrieve the book data, My best guess based on existing data regarding the
time it takes to get certain pages, is that Bookshare retrieves all
pertinent data regarding a book when it retrieves information on titles and
authors. This is an inherent flaw in the query methods. But, this is a
guess on my part based on what I know of relational databases and such.
Pratik Patel Interim Director Office of Special Services Queens College Director CUNY Assistive Technology Services The City University of New York ppatel@xxxxxx
-----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jake Brownell Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 8:06 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: slow web site
If that logic held then the "my account" page would take even longer to load...needless to say it does not.
----- Original Message ----- From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 7:08 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: slow web site
Yes, but it has to make sure which computer's upload page it is to display. <smile>
----- Original Message ----- From: "Silvara" <silvara@xxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 6:55 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: slow web site
I also find the step 2 page extremely slow. I too find it strange since it is a relatively small page.
Grace ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sarah Van Oosterwijck" <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 11:16 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: slow web site
I find the bookshare site to be slower than any other site without huge pages that load a lot of pictures. I also don't understand why the step 2 page is so slow, since it is actually a very small page.
I always use open in new window when I am browsing, and I've set a
sound for "complete navigation" which causes a sound when Explorer thinks
the page has appeared. Of course it is usually a bit longer before you
read with your screen reader, but that at least allows you to ignore the
page and do something else for a little while when something slow is
loading. It's especially great for book uploads. If anyone wants
directions for assigning a sound to an event I can probably help,
the procedure is not the same for all windows operating systems.
Sarah Van Oosterwijck http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity/
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