Re: Additions to the CGI archive

David Kulp (
Thu, 6 Jan 94 07:34:25 EST

> From: Martijn Koster <>
> > in the next release of NCSA httpd the directory indexing will be overhauled
> > and with that a default icons directory of/icons/ will be included in the
> > standard distribution.
> But then they still need to be transferred. I would prefer to see a set
> of magic URL's specified in the HTML+ spec for a number of images such as
> folder, menu, file, bin file, text file etc.
> We can either adopt Mosaic's image names, or define a new set.
> If people are unhappy with the messing with the http URL name space,
> why not use a new URL scheme internal:image/folder or something?

Would the inclusion of images in the client significantly increase the size
of the executable? There have already been several comments in my office
over the large size of the PC Mosaic. It seems wiser to include stock images
in server distribution -- perhaps a set of images that the various server
developers might informally agree on. Then with the arrival of URN's, each
image would be transferred once and cached by the client for the extent of
the session regardless of type or number of servers visited.
(assuming I understand URN's properly.)

-david kulp