Re: bad-idea-of-the-day: Inline data as URL scheme?

Larry Masinter (
Wed, 30 Aug 1995 23:19:36 PDT

> I'd also like to see 'inline' as a protocol. Then the HTTP server sends a
> MIME/mutipart message with an HTML part, and GIF parts etc, and the HTML
> gets the inlined data from urls like <OBJECT SCR="inline:cool.gif">. Then
> they can be sent as a single doc.

> This is handy if you want to eMail a doc with its inlined objects in the
> same message (I'm trying to get Netscape to do this for a mail program
> I'm writing. They send it this way, and I can understand it.)

This is already well worked out by the MIMESGML group in their
'multipart/related' proposal, see: