Re: No IMG in FIG

Benjamin C. W. Sittler (bsittler@prism.nmt.edu)
Fri, 14 Jul 1995 11:43:08 -0600


Message-Id: <199507141743.LAA10743@white.nmt.edu>
From: bsittler@prism.nmt.edu (Benjamin C. W. Sittler)
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 11:43:08 -0600
In-Reply-To: "Terry Allen" <terry@ora.com>
To: "Terry Allen" <terry@ora.com>
Subject: Re: No IMG in FIG
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org

It would be really nice if the content model on FID were changed to allow
IMG's inside... the justification being that one could provide three
levels of complexity with a single block of HTML, i.e. for a clickable
image map situation:

<FIG SRC="Centres.gif" HEIGHT=200 WIDTH=200 -- Image containing icons for
                                               several "InfoCentres"
                                               against a theme-park bg.
                                            -->
  <P -- Alternate stuff for non-FIG browsers -->
    From here, you can visit the
    <A HREF="SpaceCentre.html" SHAPE="rect 20,20,80,80" -- Hotzone in FIG,
                                                           also a normal
                                                           link -->
      <IMG SRC="SpaceCentre.gif" -- Image for browsers that support IMG
                                    but not FIG --
           ALT="SpaceCentre      -- Alternate text for non-FIG, non-IMG
                                    browsers -->
    </A>, the <A HREF="SeaCentre" SHAPE="rect 120,20,180,80">
    <IMG SRC="SeaCentre.gif" ALT="SeaCentre"></A>, the
       :
       :
     (etc... by the way, will HTML ever support the &vellip; and &hellip;
      ellipses?)
  </P>
</FIG>

Anyhow, browsers could so one of three things:

(1) Full FIG Support

  __________________________________
 | .............     .............  |
 | :           :     :           :  |
 | :SpaceCentre:     : SeaCentre :  |
 | :  Hotzone  :     :  Hotzone  :  |
 | :...........:     :...........:  |
 |                                  |
...
 |____________________ Centres.gif _|

(2) No FIGs, but IMG support.

                              _________________      _______________
 From here, you can visit the |SpaceCentre.gif|, the |SeaCentre.gif|, the
                              |_ Image Link __|      |_ Image Link |

(3) Support for neither IMG nor FIG (i.e., CERN Line-mode)

 From here, you can visit the SpaceCentre[1], the SeaCentre[2], the
 (Where [1] and [2] are links)

Any comments?

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