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Re: moving text on web sites.

From: Russell Gold <russgold@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 17:56:48 -0500
Message-Id: <v03110700b66d7ffb8618@[207.8.207.124]>
To: "Eric" <e.richards@clear.net.nz>, "Tidy group" <html-tidy@w3.org>
At 3:16 PM -0500 12/25/00, Eric wrote:
>I think it is very easy to find correct dimension of any picture, in just three steps.
>
>(1) open picture with Internet Explorer (a very popular program)
>(2) save as (filename.bmp)
>(3) open *.bmp picture with MS paint (comes with windows 95, 98 ....?) get height & width dimensions from
>there
>
>what could be easier, almost as simple as saying "I don't understand"
>
>what's the matter with everybody?

I'm not sure why you think this is relevant.  I have worked on many web sites in which there was not always perfect coordination between the HTML coders and the artists.  It is not that it is difficult to determine the dimensions of a single picture (as long as you are running Windows, anyway - some people do not).  It is that when you have dozens of images, it does not happen automatically - and using the wrong dimensions is worse than using no dimensions.

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