[Standards] Inband Images

Olivier Goffart ogoffart at kde.org
Wed Mar 28 21:44:12 UTC 2007

Le mercredi 28 mars 2007, Andreas Monitzer a écrit :
> On Mar 28, 2007, at 22:21, Ian Paterson wrote:
> >> 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.
> You can test your browser using this page:
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/test/data.html
> Works fine in Apple's WebKit.

It works also in Konqueror :-)
In fact, I think only IE doesn't support it.

But if the client use a rendering engine that doesn't support data uri, the 
client itself could try to parse the <html/> to find <img src="data:"/> 
elements and save the file locally.

> Anyways, that's why my idea is to add another discovery identifier
> besides xhtml's to disco#info, so the other client knows whether it
> can send rfc2397-style data URLs.

good idea.

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