[Standards] Inband Images

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Wed Mar 28 20:21:25 UTC 2007

JD Conley wrote:
>> On Mar 28, 2007, at 04:44, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Andreas Monitzer wrote:
>>>> Wouldn't it be easier to just use a data-url for the image? That
>>>> already works with the current xhtml-xmpp spec.
>>>> (only for small images, though, but this would be ideal for
>>>> emoticons)
>>> Something that's ideal for small images is what we're looking for
>>> IMHO. Did you ever write up your data-url approach on the wiki or
>>> in a post to the list?
>> I posted it to the list several times, but I haven't written a wiki
>> page about it. Theoretically, this approach should already be
>> supported by every xmpp client that can render xhtml-im. Practically,
>> most might not if they implemented their own renderer.
>> andy
> AFAIK Internet Explorer doesn't support this (at least, from what I've
> read on wiki). I know that's the render for at least a few popular
> Windows based clients...

Yes, the data: URI protocol is only supported by the Firefox and Opera 
browser rendering engines. So Web clients could only support Inband 
Images if the client is opened inside one of those two browsers.

- Ian

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