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What does the SRC in <IMG SRC> stand for?

 
 
pheadxdll
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      06-01-2007
Here's what I've been wondering:

What exactly does the SRC in <img src="w/e"/> stand for?

I've been brought up thinking it stands for source but the state's
outdated curriculum says its search which doesn't sound right to me.
What are your opionions?

Thanks,

Alex

 
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Harlan Messinger
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      06-01-2007
pheadxdll wrote:
> Here's what I've been wondering:
>
> What exactly does the SRC in <img src="w/e"/> stand for?
>
> I've been brought up thinking it stands for source but the state's
> outdated curriculum says its search which doesn't sound right to me.
> What are your opionions?
>


What state? Curriculum for what?

In any event, it's definitely "source", whether it's the source of an
image, a frame, an INPUT tag, or a script, all of which have an
available src attribute. "Search" doesn't make sense.
 
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pheadxdll
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      06-01-2007
On Jun 1, 10:37 am, Harlan Messinger
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> pheadxdll wrote:
> > Here's what I've been wondering:

>
> > What exactly does the SRC in <img src="w/e"/> stand for?

>
> > I've been brought up thinking it stands for source but the state's
> > outdated curriculum says its search which doesn't sound right to me.
> > What are your opionions?

>
> What state? Curriculum for what?
>
> In any event, it's definitely "source", whether it's the source of an
> image, a frame, an INPUT tag, or a script, all of which have an
> available src attribute. "Search" doesn't make sense.


Makes sense. Thank you very much.

 
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rf
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      06-01-2007

"pheadxdll" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Here's what I've been wondering:
>
> What exactly does the SRC in <img src="w/e"/> stand for?


<quote src='specifications'>
This attribute specifies the location of the image resource...
</quote>

Since the specifications don't actually specify what src means we can only
assume it means whatever we want it to mean but my money is on "source".

> I've been brought up thinking it stands for source but the state's
> outdated curriculum says its search which doesn't sound right to me.


s/outdated/misguided/

> What are your opionions?


How does "search" condense to "src"? And there is no "searching" involved.
It's either exactly where you said it is or it's a 404, not found.

Then again what does <span> mean? Nothing to do with bridges over rapidly
running rivers.

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Bergamot
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      06-01-2007
rf wrote:
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> Then again what does <span> mean? Nothing to do with bridges over rapidly
> running rivers.


Must be one of the other 14 definitions, then
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=span



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Harlan Messinger
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      06-01-2007
rf wrote:
> "pheadxdll" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed) ups.com...
>> Here's what I've been wondering:
>>
>> What exactly does the SRC in <img src="w/e"/> stand for?

>
> <quote src='specifications'>
> This attribute specifies the location of the image resource...
> </quote>
>
> Since the specifications don't actually specify what src means we can only
> assume it means whatever we want it to mean but my money is on "source".


We can assume it was chosen as an abbreviation for something meaningful,
and that seems to be the most likely candidate.
> Then again what does <span> mean? Nothing to do with bridges over rapidly
> running rivers.


The meaning of "span" wasn't that specific even before HTML.
 
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Neredbojias
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      06-01-2007
On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:28:47 GMT pheadxdll scribed:

> Here's what I've been wondering:
>
> What exactly does the SRC in <img src="w/e"/> stand for?
>
> I've been brought up thinking it stands for source but the state's
> outdated curriculum says its search which doesn't sound right to me.
> What are your opionions?


Well, back in the old days before the word "digital" meant anything not
related to the finger or archeology, teletype information streams were
often referred to as "Serially Received Crap". That could be it.

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Dan
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      06-03-2007
On Jun 1, 10:37 am, Harlan Messinger
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> In any event, it's definitely "source", whether it's the source of an
> image, a frame, an INPUT tag, or a script, all of which have an
> available src attribute. "Search" doesn't make sense.


Do you have a source for that?

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Chris F.A. Johnson
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      06-03-2007
On 2007-06-01, rf wrote:
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> How does "search" condense to "src"?


In exactly the same way that "source" does: remove the 2nd, 3rd and
6th letters.



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dorayme
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      06-03-2007
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
"Chris F.A. Johnson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> On 2007-06-01, rf wrote:
> >
> > How does "search" condense to "src"?

>
> In exactly the same way that "source" does: remove the 2nd, 3rd and
> 6th letters.



Indeed, that is what I have always assumed.

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