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Need for better, other images for testing background-size (Apostrophy cat image)

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:59:32 -0500
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> background-size-021: the image should be scaled from 98px wide by 99px
> tall to 100px wide and 100px tall. There is a rounding of fractional
> pixels: it's actually difficult to figure out what happens with
> calculations here. When I set 'background-size: 99% 99%' in that test,
> then I should see a 1px wide red vertical line at the right of the cat
> with a 1px tall red horizontal line below the cat but this is not
> happening in Opera 12.10. So, the failure in Chrome 23.0.1271.64 is most
> likely only due to rounding effects of a fraction in the calculation.
> The way to work around this difficulty would be to create an image whose
> dimensions won't be subject to fraction when being scaled. The cat image
> does not have ideal dimensions for scaling: 98px wide by 99px height.
> NeedsWork=Precision

> best is to use an image dimensions
> that will scale without creating fractional pixel and [when!]
> rounding up or down


> to use an image which, when
> scaled up or down, will not involve fractions
[http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-css-testsuite/2012Nov/0022.html]


It seems that the original cat image from Ian "Hixie" Hickson was 62px
by 65px:

http://www.hixie.ch/resources/images/astrophy/

and there are other versions with 1:1 ratio, like 64px by 64px or 200px
by 200px.

We should use/copy some of these images and maybe we should be looking
for other images with an intrinsic ratio of 1:1 and with an intrinsic
ratio of 2:1 which could be more reliably rescaled without causing
unneedlessly fractions. Also, if such images could fill both dimensions,
this would be a plus. The cat image has some blank areas.

Gérard
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