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    Exclamation Is their any way of detecting a web site visitors connection speed?

    Hi,

    Is their any way of detecting a web site visitors Internet connection speed prior to download?
    I have a site, which uses quite a bit of JavaScript to display an image slideshow and some DHTML navigation links, both of which are only implemented if the users browser supports JavaScript. However, I have noticed that whilst my page will download quite quickly using a 1Meg Broadband connection, it takes far too long to download when using a 56k modem. Many thanks in advance.

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    I don't think so, since most sites I visit that have videos and such have a way for you to tell them what your speed is...

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    I believe its possible through a server side script.

    pseudo:

    When server(webpage) accessed by user,
    Start a timer(server-side), Send a webpage to client (by redirection or something),
    (Client)webpage Onload, tell server timer to stop.
    Calculate webpage size/time.


    This is hypothetical but I think it would work. The accuracy.....No idea.

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