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Re: Multipart response support

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:20:08 +0200
Message-ID: <460A7998.9000906@gmx.de>
To: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Henrik Dvergsdal schrieb:
>> Do you mean pre-loading as in 'early asynchronous' loading?
>> I think this should be left to UA's, who seem to be doing an ok job at 
>> doing this and trying to reduce FOUC problems.
> By careful preloading through multipart responses, authors will not only 
> be able to reduce these problems, they can eliminate them completely. 
> Why limit ourselves to the next best solution?
>> DRM should not be encouraged, let alone by an html spec.
> This is a quite modest form of DRM. Otherwise I think discussions about 
> pros and cons of DRM belongs elsewhere.
>> It would also be mostly a waste of time anyway, screen grabbing would 
>> remain a way to get the picture.
> Well, by putting images in a multipart response, authors will at least 
> prohibit links directly into those images at their site. There are 
> circumstances where this is quite useful.

...such as?

> I also think raising the barriers towards stealing and making it more 
> explicit can be a good thing. Just because there are ways of working 
> around such measures doesn't mean they are completely useless.

Well, but almost.

Also: if you in-line images, you loose all benefits of HTTP caching. Is 
this really what you want?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 28 March 2007 14:20:25 UTC

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