Re: Inlined image format

Andy Holyer (
Tue, 25 Jan 94 21:47:23 GMT

As a (still learng) ) HTML programmer, could I just request one
possible extension for a future version of Mosaic, and that's JPEG

For a specific (but very useful) category of images, they're very
useful, basically because they can be far smaller as long as you don't
mind a few artefacts. It's not at all hard to make up very effective
thumbnails in a couple of K. Since bandwidth will always lag behind
storage, I think this is quite significant for the 'Web.

The code for handling JPEG is freely available for a variety of
platforms so it shouldn't be that hard to build in with the GIF and
xbm code.

Besides, if we've got inline JPEGs, we're about 10% of the way to
inline MPEG :-)

Just my two penn'oth

&ndy Holyer, COGS, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.## PGP Key by finger. ##
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