General IMG tag

Ian Higgs +44 171 510 8595 (
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 <>
Subject: General IMG tag
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Message-Id: <6939542028041995/A34600/RE5/1194E5362600*@MHS>

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

	<img src="">
	<img src="">
	<img src="">
	<img src="">

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

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