POSTing images?!!?

David Koblas (
Thu, 17 Nov 1994 13:51:36 -0800

I've noticed an alarming thing about a large class of browsers:

MacMosaic 2.0.0 a6
Mozilla/0.9 Beta (Windows)
Mozilla/0.9 beta (Macintosh)
proxy gateway CERN-HTTPD
NCSA Mosaic for the X Window System/2.4 libwww/2.12 modified
NCSA Mosaic(tm) for Windows/Version 2.0 (ALPHA 7)
WinMosaic/Version 2.0 (ALPHA 1)
WinMosaic/Version 2.0 (ALPHA 2)
WinMosaic/Version 2.0 (ALPHA 5)
WinMosaic/Version 2.0 (ALPHA 6)

That they POST the requests for IMGs in the results of a POST method.
You're going what does he mean? This is what I belive is

A user enters a CGI script and does a POST to submit it.
A resulting HTML document is returned, containing new
icon images, which the browser does then _incorrectly_
does a POST to retrive those images.

This is my only theory.

Has anyone else seen this, or can somebody quantify it better.