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RE: XHTML image problems

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 11:15:26 -0800
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To: <bart@gigabee.com>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
At 11:09 AM 3/18/2000 , Bart Szyszka wrote:
> > Sounds like a browser issue to me. :)
>And besides, what about local copies of the image? A non-extensioned
>GIF file won't be able to be clicked on easily and loaded in the image
>viewer that is usually set for GIF files.

Sounds like a server issue.

The W3C server is doing A Right Thing by giving you a file with the
correct mime type included in the HTTP header, whether or not your
software can figure out what to do with it.  It -should- be able to
do something, and if your system -requires- that jpgs and gifs be
saved as .jpg or .gif, then that's a requirement of -your- system.

And thus it's your issue, not W3C's.

Now, admittedly, A More Right Thing would be to send a file name
that will work on broken systems like yours.

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