Re: Inlined image format (Lou Montulli)
From: (Lou Montulli)
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Subject: Re: Inlined image format
To: sanders@BSDI.COM (Tony Sanders)
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 94 18:17:01 CST
In-reply-to: <199401252353.RAA02740@austin.BSDI.COM>; from "Tony Sanders" at Jan 25, 94 5:53 pm
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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.
> --sanders
How about adding a new header or a new form of the existing
header to specify what kinds of image types can be "inlined"
The server may want to differentiate between a get that is
coming for an image that will be inlined and one that will
be spawned in an external viewer.

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