Re: Inlined image format

Tony Sanders (sanders@BSDI.COM)
Tue, 25 Jan 1994 17:53:31 -0600

> In spite of the danger of upsetting the Mosaic people, there is something
> that really should be done to their in-line image support. It should
> stop lying to the servers -- when the browser sends out a HTTP request to
> get an in-line image it says it will accept anything (including text/html).
> If it only listed the formats it really supported, the server writers
> could do something about all this.

I agree. Of course, if the URL doesn't return a GIF then it isn't going
to work so this isn't much of an issue right now. I do think Mosaic
should restrict the Accept: headers in this situation.