HTML icon set was: Additions to the CGI archive
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 94 13:06:46 GMT
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Subject: HTML icon set was: Additions to the CGI archive
>> in the next release of NCSA httpd the directory indexing will be overhauled
>> and with that a default icons directory of/icons/ will be included in the
>> standard distribution.
>But then they still need to be transferred. I would prefer to see a set
>of magic URL's specified in the HTML+ spec for a number of images such as
>folder, menu, file, bin file, text file etc. 

Apart from images such as those above which are used in documents
that are generated on the fly, there are a lot of other images
which are used as navigation icons in authored or converted documents,
e.g. next page, previous page, up group, index, contents, information/help,
home page, get code, mail author, audio link, movie link, etc.

In some cases these icons are well designed (e.g. GNN) but for those 
of us lacking artistic flair it would be better to have a set of 
standard icons that could also become part of the HTML+ spec. 

This will reduce the amount of traffic and give a more consistent look
and feel to HTML documents. Of course nobody will be obliged to use them.

So if anyone is designing an HTML icon set (is anyone doing that?)
I think it would be a good idea to consider this larger set.

>-- Martijn

Nikos Drakos			
Computer Based Learning Unit
University of Leeds