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Re: Suggestion

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 11:18:48 -0400
Message-ID: <37E65058.5627FD1B@htmlhelp.com>
To: Doctor Vince <DrVince@spyring.com>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Doctor Vince wrote:
>    this is an idea I had.  Tought you would have like to hear it.  The
> problem rose from the fact that I wanted to send a document over a
> newsgroup and since I only use HTML as text formatting, I used the MIME
> type text/html.  But the little pictures I wanted to add, had to be
> somewhere on the net, revealing an address.  So I tought of a new tag,
> the <FOOT> container.  In this tag, their could be any file encoded in
> UU or base64 or, even better, using MIME.  In the <img> tag, as an
> example, the src could have a referal instead of an URI.  This would
> bring HTML to be an alternativeto PDF.

There's no need to extend HTML.  You can already do this with multipart
MIME and Content-ID URLs; see

You can also do it without MIME by using "data" URLs, though I suspect
that browser support is better for multipart MIME and Content-ID.  See
<ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2397.txt> for details on "data" URLs.

Liam Quinn
A Real Validator for Windows, http://arealvalidator.com
Web Design Group, http://www.htmlhelp.com
Received on Monday, 20 September 1999 11:17:45 UTC

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