Re: Entities names?

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 20:28:49 -0500


Message-Id: <199708230037.UAA16345@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Lee Daniel Crocker <lcrocker@calweb.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 20:28:49 -0500
CC: www-html@w3.org, "Chris Wendt" <christw@microsoft.com>
Subject: Re: Entities names?

On 22 Aug 97, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> [..]
> the most natural, useful ways.  In particular, an <IMG> tag with a
> PNG src will work with built-in support, but an <OBJECT> tag will
> look for a plug-in, even though PNG support is built in, so you
> can't do the nested object fallback thing.
> 
>   This fails on IE4:
> 
>   <object type="image/png" src="/images/test1.png">
>     <img src="/images/test1.gif">
>   </object>

Netscape has similar problems too.

> Also, IE4 does not send image/png in its HTTP-Accept headers, so
> you can't do content negotiation either.  Finally, neither gamma

That's a significant problem, actually. But should be simple to fix 
in theory.

Rob
 
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