Re: Standard Graphics Set

Gregor Markowitz (
Sat, 10 Sep 1994 09:34:14 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 9 Sep 1994 wrote:

> :: If I can play modem DOOM at 9600 baud, then why am I not looking at
> :: a MUD or MOO with outstanding graphics?
> :: -gregor
> ::
> One way that a browser could handle this, in order to save network time,
> would be to only download objects that are not currently on file. User
> prefered defaults, ones on file on the local host, could be used in all
> places called for and new ones downloaded from the URL selected.

Ten megabytes of building blocks built right into the client would be
quite an array to choose from. Some of the "lincoln logs" could be hot
items, like a door. The door graphic could be pre-armed to open when a
user clicks on it.
I could go into your "room" through a moving hallway which lasted as
long as the load, then leave a note on your blackboard, use the vending
machine, watch a movie and leave.

I wish I could write a patch for Mosaic which gave the user the option
of storing each inline graphic in a library. A default of maybe 500
graphics could be saved in order of the most frequently used.
This "smartload" for inline graphics would save me a lot of time.