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Re: img issue: should we restrict the URI

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 02:14:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0807300213420.29977@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Jeff Schiller wrote:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/#the-img has an issue highlighted:  "Should 
> we restrict the URI to pointing to an image? What's an image? Is PDF an 
> image? (Safari supports PDFs in <img> elements.) How about SVG? (Opera 
> supports those). WMFs? XPMs? HTML?"
> 
> My belief is that we should not restrict the URI or specify the format.

So should UAs support text/plain and text/html resources in <img> 
elements?

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