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Re: Multipart response support

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 11:31:33 +0100
Message-Id: <99BCBABC-7AA7-4CA8-90D5-C2EF485C145E@gmail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>

On 28 Mar 2007, at 10:12, Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:

>
> I think we should consider including support for multipart  
> responses in HTML. Among other things this would provide:
>
> - easy preloading of critical components without using JavaScript

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.

>
> - improved digital rights management of images etc. without using  
> flash or other plug-ins. (No need to make such resources directly  
> accessible on the internet.)
>
-1
DRM should not be encouraged, let alone by an html spec.
It would also be mostly a waste of time anyway, screen grabbing would  
remain a way to get the picture.
Perhaps you should stego a copyright into your images?

> - a mechanism for hiding scripts and stylesheets from (average) users.
>
-1
Again, the UA has to be able to read the script and stylesheet to use  
them, so anyone would be able to bypass the security anyway, and  
again a lot of effort could be wasted on this.

> Syntacticaly I think it would involve only a tiny change in the  
> specification. We only need to extend src-attributes etc. to accept  
> references to internal attachments instead of just URL's.
>
> --
> Henrik
>
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