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

Marc Andreessen (marca@eit.COM)
Sat, 9 Apr 1994 05:01:57 GMT

Chris Lilley, Computer Graphics Unit writes:
> Could you elaborate? It seems to me that they can. If a link is of the form
> http://site/path/blah.html its an html file
> http://site/path/blah.tif its an image, etc.

No, we backed way off from that for HTTP/1.0, and it seems to be
working well.

> All a browser would have to do is detect that the link it is about
> to follow is to an html file,

Can't be done without at least establishing a connection and doing a
HEAD. And it's a waste to incur that expense when there are easier