Re: HTML+ Addition (David C. Martin)
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From: (David C. Martin)
Organization: UCSF Center for Knowledge Management
Phone: 415/476-6111
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To: Charles Henrich <>
In-reply-to: Your message of Sat, 02 Oct 1993 14:50:56 -0400
Subject: Re: HTML+ Addition 
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1993 09:24:19 PDT
Perhaps the solution is to read then entire page and then group the
accesses to a particular host.

Charles Henrich writes:

Got another crazy idea.  As I was watching my web logs, and the Mosaic p4
status display, it occured to me that when there are lots of small <4k inlined
images, it typically takes longer to establish the connection than transfer the
file.  Hence a new tag

<imgpkg src="URL">

which could be something like a tar file with all the inlined images in it.
references on the page would be stay the same (i.e. <img src="URL.gif">)

However the browser could (if the tag is recognized) go retrieve the package,
and grab all the inlined images in it in one shot, should improve performance
dramatically on pages with lots of inlined images.