Re: coupla html+ possibilities

Lou Montulli (
Sun, 4 Jul 93 15:43:46 CDT

> (a) Built-in bitmaps for browsers that support inlined images.
> <IMG SRC="internal-foo"> would refer to a specific built-in
> bitmap, where "foo" could be something like one of...
> gopher-menu
> gopher-image
> gopher-sound
> gopher-index
> gopher-binary
> gopher-telnet
> gopher-web
> These bitmaps would be known to be available to document authors,
> and non-graphical clients could possibly use a textual supplement
> (e.g. "[LEFT]" for leftarrow-large, etc.). The bitmaps wouldn't
> need to necessarily look exactly the same from client to client.
I think it's a great idea, but shouldn't we have image types for ALL
the gopher types. We should also have a search-large and search-small
as generic search icons.

Maybe it would be better to make all of the icons more generic.
Instead of gopher-sound, why not use just "sound" to represent
any sound, or "binary" to represent any binary file. These
will obviously be useful for FTP menus as well as gopher
menus. It may also be nice to have a genaric MIME icon or something
to represent mpeg movies and such.

I think the idea to add icons to <li> tags has merit, but may over
complicate things. Couldn't we extend the definition of <dl> to
NOT require a <dd>, which would give us a list structure without
a dot. Then we could add a <IMG> tag to display an icon within
the <dt>. This would look the same wouldn't it? Thats how I have
put together some menus here.


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