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XML? was: a tithe of links.

From: jonathan chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 09:09:00 +0100
Message-ID: <39DEDA1C.356AF753@signbrowser.org.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

A question in view of the numerous concerns expressed regarding
bandwidth taken up by graphics:

Is it currently possible to link to the local hard-drive and use a local
graphic if present, possibly with the option to download alternative
graphics*?

I am not certain about the following, but given that many sites
including wai use a graphic repeatedly, is this already part of html? If
so how does one simply ensure that the local graphic, if available was
linked to?

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*A possible way to identify graphics uniquely* is to take a diagonal
line through the field eg a 32x32 2 bit image might have the code
10001010010011001110000110110100. Which could be in the header, or in
the html.

*A colleague in another field devised a simple and fairly successful
means for identifying 'GO' games.

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jonathan chetwynd
jc@signbrowser.org.uk
IT teacher (learning difficulties) 
& accessibility consultant
Received on Saturday, 7 October 2000 04:12:23 GMT

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