Re: Possible use of <INSERT> - serious inquiry

Abigail (abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl)
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 15:05:16 +0100 (MET)


From: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Message-Id: <199603191405.PAA07050@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Subject: Re: Possible use of <INSERT> - serious inquiry
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 15:05:16 +0100 (MET)
In-Reply-To: <199603190512.VAA04914@server.livingston.com> from "MegaZone" at Mar 18, 96 09:12:38 pm

MegaZone wrote:
++ 
++ What about this?
++ 
++ <insert
++ 	type="text/html"
++ 	data="http://www.mysite.com/path/file.html"
++ >
++ </insert>
++ 
++ If it isn't possible, wouldn't this be a worthwhile extension to the 
++ <INSERT> capability?

I do not think so.  Using the http protocol, it is the _server_ which
gives out the information about the document type. What should
a user agent do if the <insert> type says 'image/gif', but
the server gives 'image/jpg'? What if the type isn't fixed in advance?
How would you do it with content negotiation?

I think putting the mime-type in as an attribute,
is not object oriented.


Abigail
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