General IMG tag

Ian Higgs +44 171 510 8595 (
Fri, 28 Apr 1995 19:48:08 +0500

How about extending the IMG semantics to handle other (non-image) types:

<img src="">
<img src="">
<img src="">
<img src="">

The object would then be 'imaged';

a GIF is currently imaged as a bit mapped picture,
text would be imaged as characters,
HTML would be integrated into the enclosing HTML

This is just a unification - any valid MIME type could be 'imaged' in-line.

What we want is in fact a general way for helper applications (viewers) to
present their output within the parent document itself, rather than in an
external window. (Oh no - I think I just proposed a generic OLE!)

/Ian Higgs