[Standards-JIG] Re: XHTML further simplification

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Sep 22 16:42:39 UTC 2004


In article <001d01c4a004$713b46c0$0b00000a at internal.dobsoni.net>,
 "Richard Dobson" <richard at dobson-i.net> wrote:

> >> 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

I've clarified that further in my working copy.

/psa




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