Re: More than just HTML (was Re: Poetry and Maths)

Dave_Raggett (
Tue, 1 Jun 93 15:05:53 BST

>> The embedded data can
>> be sent along with the main document using MIME's multipart capability.

> How do you plan on doing this in HTML+? Sounds like the first part
> will be text/html, where the anchors reference other parts. The reference
> can be done by defining a URL access type of "part", e.g. HREF=part:XXX
> where XXX is a Content-id.

I think that the HREFs should use the standard URL for the document, and the
MIME subheader for the image (or whatever) should include a field specifying
the URL for the subpart, e.g.


The current spec for the HTTP doesn't give a suitable field, although
Message-id is a near miss (defined according to RFC 850). I don't like the
idea of HREF=part:XXX etc. as this means you couldn't send the main document
by itself.

I would also like a try out simple approach to embed foreign data directly,
as this would much more convenient for inline equations etc.


Dave Raggett