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Subject: <image> tag?
Posted by:  Frank Wein (mcsmurfREMOVEMI…@gmx.de)
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005

Hi,
today i found out some browsers (at least Mozilla and IE) support the
<image> tag, its usage seems to be the same as for the <img> tag
(IMDB.com uses it for example). I did not find anything in the web so
far where this tag comes from (ok it's also a bit difficult to search
for this, since search engines all seem to ignore < or >), someone knows
more about this tag? I found some old reference that this tag at least
already existed in 1998 or 1999, but i did not find it in the HTML 4.0
nor 3.0 nor 2.0 spec from the W3C (took a quick look at those specs).
Was this maybe introduced during the old browser wars days?

Greetings
Frank

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