Re: Inlined image format

Tony Sanders <sanders@BSDI.COM>
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To: George Phillips <>
Subject: Re: Inlined image format 
In-Reply-To: George Phillips's message of 25 Jan 1994 13:31:00 PST.
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Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 17:53:31 -0600
From: Tony Sanders <sanders@BSDI.COM>
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> In spite of the danger of upsetting the Mosaic people, there is something
> that really should be done to their in-line image support.  It should
> stop lying to the servers -- when the browser sends out a HTTP request to
> get an in-line image it says it will accept anything (including text/html).
> If it only listed the formats it really supported, the server writers
> could do something about all this.

I agree.  Of course, if the URL doesn't return a GIF then it isn't going
to work so this isn't much of an issue right now.  I do think Mosaic
should restrict the Accept: headers in this situation.