Re: proposed new tag: IMG

Jay C. Weber (
Fri, 26 Feb 93 10:28:38 PST

While images are at the top of my list of desired medium types in a
WWW browser, I don't think we should add idiosyncratic hooks for media
one at a time. Whatever happened to the enthusiasm for using the
MIME typing mechanism? I made a concrete proposal a few months ago,
where HREFs can point to other parts in a MIME multipart (and thereby
to an "external-body"), and I've seen a similar idea recently regarding
embedding media clips in a "simplemail" format. Don't we want to
take on something like this in HTML2?

Jay C. Weber
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