Re: image caching and image deferment control

Jon E. Mittelhauser (
Fri, 22 Oct 93 11:39:32 CDT

>2. The graph is the information bearing response to an explicit action
>by the user. It makes no sense to defer image loading even if the browser
>is in a dil mode for other graphics. There should be a way to over-ride
>dil mode for individual images either in the URL or in the response.

If the image is the "only" information bearing response, it should simply
be returned as an external image and will be displayed regardless of the
inlined image setting...

If the image is NOT the "only" information in the response, it is reasonable
for the user to still not want to see it or to delay its retrieval until
he/she specifies.

>Problem 2. should be controlled by a flag in the
>html because the html document author is the best judge of the display
>context. I suggest "<img no_dil src=xxx.xbm>"

>Sound ok?

No, the server doc should not be able to overide my user's preference to
delay inlined image loading...


Jon E. Mittelhauser (
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