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Re: Multipart response support

From: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:21:47 +0200
Message-Id: <E6B985B2-46C5-441A-B6A5-CF9252D6B122@aetherworld.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>

On 29.03.2007, at 12:17, Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:
>> Can you please define what exactly you mean by multipart responses  
>> in HTML?  Everyone who has responded seems to understand but I  
>> still can't derive your meaning from the context.  Ideally, can  
>> you also provide a short little example?
> There is an article in wikipedia that explains the basic concepts:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIME
> HTML currently supports the MIME type multipart/form-data in HTTP  
> requests. This is primarily used to upload files.
> What I suggest is  to add support for the MIME type multipart/ 
> related (or perhaps multipart/mixed) in HTTP *response* messages.
> This would allow inclusion of scripts, stylesheets, media and other  
> types of resources in web pages/applications as attachments in a  
> single response so that they don't have to be downloaded separately.
> Within HTML we would need a syntax for refering to attached  
> resources rather than URL's. Maybe something like this: ... ?
> <img src="attached:apple.jpg"/>

How would the server attach the image? I don't seem to get it...

> * Media protection. By embedding media as attachments, users can  
> raise the barrier towards theft or abuse, especially if they are  
> also provided with mechanisms to disable right-clicking etc. in the  
> client.


This should not be a valid argument for anything. Whatever is  
displayed on a screen can be copied and thus stolen.
Received on Thursday, 29 March 2007 10:22:15 UTC

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