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Re: Linking to binary URLs

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 1998 17:28:26 -0400
Message-ID: <36290BFA.59515476@w3.org>
To: nir.dagan@econ.upf.es
CC: kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com, charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
nir.dagan@econ.upf.es wrote:
> Thus the advantage of setting the type attribute is mainly
> in automatically retrieved objects (e.g., OBJECT) to save the
> browser time and effort to decide whether it can display the
> object or not.
> In this regard I wonder why the IMG element has no type attribute.

I don't recall why IMG did not get a "type" attribute
in HTML 4.0. It might have been an oversight or it might have
been that the OBJECT element was given "type" in the hope that
it would largely replace IMG.

 - Ian
Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
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