[Standards-JIG] Re: XHTML further simplification

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Tue Sep 21 17:57:20 UTC 2004


>> 4. <img/> width/height should be REQUIRED not just RECOMMENDED since:
>> - "It gives the receiving application hints as to whether the image is 
>> too
>> big to fit into the current interface."
>> - The message can be displayed in the correct layout (with an image
>> placeholder) before the image file has finished being downloaded.
>> - Clients may decide to avoid downloading very large images.
>
> The consensus seems to be to leave this at RECOMMENDED.

Yup that seems to be fine except that it might be a good idea to add in a 
little bit of text describing that while the width and height can be used as 
a hint that it cannot be relyed upon and some other method to make sure its 
not too big needs to be used if it is important that it must not be too big.

Richard





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