General IMG tag

Ian Higgs +44 171 510 8595 (IAN.HIGGS@reuters.com)
Fri, 28 Apr 1995 20:54:39 -0500 (EST)


Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 20:54:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Ian Higgs +44 171 510 8595 <IAN.HIGGS@reuters.com>
Subject: General IMG tag
In-Reply-To: <199504280019.AA19836@crl.crl.com>
To: www-html <www-html@www10.w3.org>
Message-Id: <6939542028041995/A34600/RE5/1194E5362600*@MHS>


How about extending the IMG semantics to handle other (non-image) types:

	<img src="http://www.xyz.com/the-webmaster.gif">
	<img src="http://www.xyz.com/standard-copyright-notice.txt">
	<img src="http://www.xyz.com/standard-footer.html">
	<img src="http://www.xyz.com/cgi-bin/something">

The object would then be 'imaged';

	a GIF is currently imaged as a bit mapped picture,
	text would be imaged as characters,
	HTML would be integrated into the enclosing HTML
	etc.

This is just a unification - any valid MIME type could be 'imaged' in-line.

What we want is in fact a general way for helper applications (viewers) to
present their output within the parent document itself, rather than in an
external window. (Oh no - I think I just proposed a generic OLE!)

/Ian Higgs