I’m new to Elm and working on my first project. It’s great so far
My issue is this: I have a list of videos that I want to display to the user as thumbnails. As the user cycles through videos, they pop the head off this list and the tail rerenders as the thumbnails. The thumbnails are simply HTML5
Everything is working, but I’ve realized that each time the thumbnail list changes, the elements get rerendered and make additional requests for videos that have already been loaded. So, if I have 10 videos “in waiting”, and the user cycles through all of them, I’m essentially making (10 + 1)*5 requests when I only want to make 10.
So – is there some way in ELM that I can manipulate this list of HTML elements without causing them to rerender?
Or, an alternate solution? I have considered generating actual thumbnail images on the backend and loading those instead, but it doesn’t really solve the problem of making lots of requests for data that’s already been downloaded. Seems like there should be some way of doing this.
Thanks for your time!