Bandwidth? Yeah, whatever…

Well, that’s nice.

The Council’s electoral registration form came through the door today, so I visited the web site to indicate that everything’s the same.

I now have the confirmation email.

Definition of “line” in the following examination of the content of said email: something delimited by an RFC 2822-compliant line-delimiter (see third paragraph of section 2.1), excluding empty lines (that is, lines preceded by, and containing only, such a delimiter).

Content relating to me personally: 3 lines.

Content that’s merely relating to my confirmation (including “Thank you” and such, and therefore reasonable to include): 3 lines.

Content after that stuffed with legal garbage: 15 lines.

I’m tempted to do a word count, but let’s just estimate that there are something like twenty or thirty times as many words in the legalese as there are in the actual content of the message.

And people wonder why the Internet feels slow today.

P.S. Bonus points for the fact that, if I leave the “default.aspx” off the first link, the server returns an empty page, and is apparently Tomcat, despite the fact that the actual application is running on ASP.NET.

Without default.aspx:


HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 02:22:32 GMT
Server: Apache Tomcat/4.1.12 (HTTP/1.1 Connector)
Cache-control: private
Content-Length: 0
Content-Type: text/html

With default.aspx:


HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 02:27:31 GMT
Server: WebSTAR/4.5(SSL)
Cache-Control: private
Content-Length: 71428
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Ho hum.

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