Re: HTML images , spell check , window management bugs

On Wed, 23 January 08:28 Pawel Salek wrote:
> On 2002.01.23 05:02 Ali Akcaagac wrote:
>> On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 04:09, Patrick McGinty wrote:
>> > When viewing HTML email messages the images are not displayed in the
>> > message, only place holders. Is this a bug with GTK HTML or is there
>> an
>> > option that has to be enabled. I'm not sure what version of GTH HTML
>> > I have. I'm using the Slackware 8 distro.
> Actually, there is just one situation when we might want to show the images, 
> namely when they are embedded in the message (and identified by cid: 
> protocol, IIRC).

Actually there are two methods of cross linking in multipart/related aggregate 
docuemnts - AFAIK one invented by M$, the other invented by Nutscrape.  
Naturally RFC 2557 standardises both of them!

Briefly, Content-Location: specifies a full URL that can be fetched from the 
internet.  A UA may check URLs in the HTML document against the MIME parts 
with Content-Location: headers before attempting to fetch them from the 
internet.  This mechanism would have to be implemented as well as the cid: 
references as different UAs arbitrarly use one or both mechanisms when 
composing the aggregate document.

IMO there should be an option to prohibit automatic fetching content from the 
internet; the empty images could always be clicked or something similar to 
fetch them if the user wants them.

Just my tuppence worth!


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