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Re: Multipart response support

From: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:16:52 +0200
Message-Id: <96EDEC88-99A9-4083-B8DB-4F703E44713D@hibo.no>
To: public-html@w3.org

> Do you mean pre-loading as in 'early asynchronous' loading?
> I think this should be left to UA's, who seem to be doing an ok job  
> at doing this and trying to reduce FOUC problems.

By careful preloading through multipart responses, authors will not  
only be able to reduce these problems, they can eliminate them  
completely. Why limit ourselves to the next best solution?

> DRM should not be encouraged, let alone by an html spec.

This is a quite modest form of DRM. Otherwise I think discussions  
about pros and cons of DRM belongs elsewhere.

> It would also be mostly a waste of time anyway, screen grabbing  
> would remain a way to get the picture.

Well, by putting images in a multipart response, authors will at  
least prohibit links directly into those images at their site. There  
are circumstances where this is quite useful.

I also think raising the barriers towards stealing and making it more  
explicit can be a good thing. Just because there are ways of working  
around such measures doesn't mean they are completely useless.

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Henrik
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