So we've got the Search Engines forum and the Google forum. Where's the forum about Google-as-search-engine? Can never find it when I need it.
Just when you thought G### preview had hit the absolute limit...
18.104.22.168 - - [07/Jan/2013:11:31:50 -0800] "GET /directory/directory/music/bandplayedon.midi HTTP/1.1" 200 1082 "http://www.example.com/directory/directory/strawberryblonde.html" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.4 (KHTML, like Gecko; Google Web Preview) Chrome/22.0.1229 Safari/537.4"
I accept that they have to download every last image, including the ones that their own calculations must tell them won't be visible in the preview. They have to download piwik.php-- or try to-- because who knows? I might have some vital user-visible process cleverly concealed behind the name of an analytics program. And they have to download midi files because ...
I tried it. (Which, incidentally, was not easy. At some time in the past I managed to disable Preview-- or maybe my browser did-- and now I can't figure out how to bring it back even on request. Had to go to another browser.) Preview does not play sound files. It does not offer a supplementary "listen to the music" option.
Does it place less strain on their computing resources to download absolutely everything than to provide Preview with a short list of extensions? If your page includes an embedded three-hour movie, would Preview download that too?
:: sigh ::
Has anyone ever met a file format or extension that Preview didn't
try to load?