I like to be able to read fanfiction from web sites offline, so I either use a program to download the html or copy all chapters into a text file and then convert … (read more)
I like to be able to read fanfiction from web sites offline, so I either use a program to download the html or copy all chapters into a text file and then convert to html using jart word processor.
Large html files, or really anything over 600KB is very slow to load or select. I don't know if it's because it's a large block of text or what, but in IE11 it's much faster.
2.94MB, (500100 words) takes approximately 30 seconds to load in IE and maybe 2 minutes to load in firefox on a slow netbook (1GB RAM, 1.66GHZ Processor)
1:30 on my faster laptop (4GB RAM, 1.66GHZ Processor.
it takes about that amount of time to select all, too, as I discovered when I wanted to select a whole file to edit it in notepad before reconverting it back to html.
Any ideas why?
I tried loading just the plain text file, which took maybe 10 seconds to load in firefox, and 5 in IE, Kinda strange considering that the plain text file was over 2MB without any of the html added.
You may be wondering why I don't just load the text file if I'm so bothered, but I like the way my screen reader reads html and the little tweaks you can make with it like adding the title.
the only things the html file has in it are the title plus title tags, line and paragraph breaks and a couple of fonts. there are no style sheets or css, images or anything large.
I've been a faithful firefox user since 2012, when my friend told me that Internet explorer was rubbish, full of security threats and non custumisable.
I really hope someone can come up with a solution, I don't want to have to use IE whenever I don't have Internet and want to read because I'm sick of waiting for it to load.