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Re: Suggestion for a new HTML Tag

From: Eric <e.richards@clear.net.nz>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 11:12:07 +1300
Message-ID: <009901c19248$7f3ba340$1500a8c0@686>
To: "Jeff Barber" <jeff.barber@oracle.com>, <www-html@w3.org>
Hi Jeff and everyone else
Merry New year & Happy new Month

What a great idea this would save choking your hard drive with all these
tiny pictures. For people like me who still prefers FAT 16, a bit of a

Did you know Jeff you can chop bits of images out of a picture with JAVA? I
could give you a short demo script if you like. But you still have to
a big picture.

And I believe that those card games that come with Windose 95 & 98  have all
the cards in one file and they just grab the part they need to display as a

From Eric

One small problem I found today sometimes the Euro sign does not work (not
that I need it) I was going to sent to someone in Greece.
so here goes ,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Barber" <jeff.barber@oracle.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 7:29 AM
Subject: Suggestion for a new HTML Tag


I have an idea that might have been previously discussed but I can't find
reference to it.

While browsing the web a lot of pages contain references to many images (it
is not unusual to see 30+).  There are lots of methods of compressing images
which help speed page display times, however the main problem (apart from
size) is network round trip.

Each time an image is requested the browser has to go back to the server.

I would have thought that a simple solution to this would have been to
combine all of the images into a single file, this would only involve a
single network round trip, for argument sake the tag could be <IMAGEARRAY
NAME="array1" SRC=".......">.  Then else where in the document instead of
<IMAGE> tags you could have new tag called <LOCALIMAGE SRC="array1"
IMAGE="3"> the browser could then render the image on screen from a single

What say you ?

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