Re: a bad idea (fwd)

MegaZone (megazone@livingston.com)
Mon, 15 Jul 1996 19:18:32 -0700 (PDT)


Message-Id: <199607160218.TAA00834@server.livingston.com>
Subject: Re: a bad idea (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 19:18:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <megazone@livingston.com>

Once upon a time Walter Ian Kaye shaped the electrons to say...
>I said:
>>How about:
>><IMG SRC="x" PICKLIST="y,n-1,n" PICK=RANDOM>
><HEAD>
><META NAME="altgifs" CONTENT="http://foo.com/b.gif http://foo.com/c.gif">
></HEAD>
><IMG SRC="http://foo.com/a.gif" PICKLIST="altgifs" PICK=RANDOM>
>Predefine the lists in the <head>, and reference from the body.
>Would this break any SGML rules?

I don't think either of our options violates SGML - but I think mine is a
lot clearer for authoring, and when it comes down to it it invoves less.
You need another entry in the head, mine needs just two new fields in IMG.

But I was arguing a point not for my solution as the correct one - I believe
that anything like this belongs in OBJECT and that IMG should be left alone
to hopefully wither over time.

-MZ
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