Re: proposed new tag: IMG

Tim Berners-Lee (
Tue, 2 Mar 1993 23:25:51 +0100

HTTP2 allows a document to contain any type which
the user has said he can handle, not just registered MIME
types. So one can experiment. Yes I think there is a case
for postscript with hypertext.
I don't know whether display postcript has enough.
I know Adobe are trying to establish their own postscript-based
"PDF" which will have links, and be readable by their
proprietory brand of viewers.

I thought that a generic overlaying language for anchors
(Hytime based?) would allow the hypertext and the graphics/video
standards to evolve separately, which would help both.

Let the IMG tag be INCLUDE and let it refer to an arbitrary
document type. Or EMBED if INCLUDE sounds like a cpp include
which people will expect to provide SGML source code to be
parsed inline -- not what was intended.

Tim BL