[standards-jig] XHTML-IM (JEP-0071) and in-band images

Mike Mintz mikemintz190261 at hypothetic.org
Mon Jan 5 01:44:18 UTC 2004

A client that is capable of XHTML could be programmed to include a mini HTTP 
server and serve the image off of localhost.  This would be just like OOB 
file transfer I think.  Sure there would be issues with firewalls, but for 
users without firewalls, the client could take away the difficulty of 
uploading an image to a public website and linking to it.

How would you send an image in-band and still be valid XHTML?  Is there an 
accepted method for this, or would you have to send it separate from the 

On Sunday 04 January 2004 04:05 pm, Tomasz Sterna wrote:
> Yes. What about sending in-band images instead attaching out-of-band
> <img/> links?
> Publishing a picture on the web is quite inconvinient for someone that
> just wants to send a small picture to a friend. Not everyone has a
> public web site.
> And sending an image in-band has no security issues that hyperlinked
> images have.

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