Re: proposed new tag: IMG

Dave_Raggett (
Mon, 1 Mar 93 9:29:50 GMT

> 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?

True indeed! I want to consider a whole range of possible image/line art
types, along with the possibility of format negotiation. Tim's note
on supporting clickable areas within images is also important

Dave Raggett, HPLabs