On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:19:56 +0100, Richard Porter wrote:
On 17 Oct 2011 Brian Bailey wrote:
> I ran the html file which was with the message, which appears as an
> attchment, in !Pluto, in NetSurf. The BMP file was also an attachment to
> the message. NetSurf tried to load the file. End of.
OK. But an html message or web page shouldn't contain BMP images. I
expect that Internet Explorer might open them
Actually BMP files are pretty well supported by web browsers -
presumably mostly because favicons started out using BMP or ICO files.
Wikipedia has a reasonable table although the BMP column is incomplete
(NetSurf entry needs filling in!):
I'd agree that BMP is an odd choice though...
I'm not surprised that NetSurf barfed at it.
NetSurf's BMP support is very complete/compatible from what I've seen.
It's certainly much better than the rubbish which comes with AmigaOS
:) (fortunately easily replaced with libnsbmp code)