Re: HTML+ Addition

Lou Montulli (
Sun, 3 Oct 93 12:25:57 CDT

> Got another crazy idea. As I was watching my web logs, and the Mosaic p4
> status display, it occured to me that when there are lots of small <4k inlined
> images, it typically takes longer to establish the connection than transfer the
> file. Hence a new tag
> <imgpkg src="URL">
> which could be something like a tar file with all the inlined images in it.
> references on the page would be stay the same (i.e. <img src="URL.gif">)
> However the browser could (if the tag is recognized) go retrieve the package,
> and grab all the inlined images in it in one shot, should improve performance
> dramatically on pages with lots of inlined images.
> -Crh
I think the best way to solve this problem is not to package all of
the images into one file so that a single get can receive all the
images. A good solution would be to extend HTTP so that multiple
gets can be done with a single connection. That would give the
same effect as imgpkg but wouln't entail all of the extra overhead
of packing and unpacking.
(This was Marc's idea first, I'm just copying him :)


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