Re: Multipart/mixed for many inline images (was Re: Toward Closure on HTML)

William M. Perry (
Fri, 8 Apr 94 13:52 EDT

How should/would one send the multiple requests? It would not be feasible
to say GET url1 url2 url3, as this would interfere with GET url HTTP/1.0.
Perhaps an X-header?

I don't think we should go so far as to have a new method just for
retrieving multipart messages.

As for the returned message, how about something like this to send foo.gif,
bar.xbm, and baz.xpm?

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Date: Friday, 08-Apr-94 18:47:32 GMT
Server: NCSA/1.1
MIME-version: 1.0
Content-type: multipart/mixed; separator=--foo
Last-modified: Thursday, 31-Mar-94 16:16:57 GMT

Content-type: image/gif
Content-id: foo.gif
Content-length: xxxx

[image data]

Content-type: image/x-xbitmap
Content-id: bar.xbm
Content-length: xxxxx

[image data]

Content-type: image/x-xpixmap
Content-id: baz.xpm
Content-length: xxxx

[image data]

[close connection]

-Bill P.