Re: HTML+ Addition

Frederick G.M. Roeber (
Sun, 3 Oct 1993 19:11:54 +0100

>Another idea is prefetching (probably requires about the same support):
>Have the server return more than was asked of it, since the server
>'knows' that the next request is going to be another small inlined image.
>The client would cache the 'extra' data. This can clearly lead to
>some problems; maybe the client should indicate something like "don't
>send me more than 20 kB of prefetch stuff". This would make clients
>very responsive after a slightly longer startup phase.

How about making the document a "multipart/hyper" (well, ../x-hyper for now)
type, where the first part (of type "text/html") is the initial text, and
contains links to the later parts (e.g., of type "image/gif" suitably encoded)?

Then there'll just be the one document fetch; it will automatically work for
news:, it'll be easier to do servers which generate inlined images on-the-fly,
and more.

<a href="">Frederick.</a>