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Re: Image width specification in html5

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:44:21 +0900
To: Arthur Clifford <art@artspad.net>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20111121084419.GB75450@sideshowbarker>
Arthur Clifford <art@artspad.net>, 2011-11-21 00:16 -0800:

> Anybody know why that particular decision was made? Given how long that
> has been an industry standard it seems a weird thing to ditch.

Because processing of percent values was never was specified properly in
HTML4, and browsers never handled it interoperably (or at all), especially
for the case where you have both width and height values specified.

Try doing using width="75%" height = "75%" and compare the rendering in
several different browsers.

  --Mike

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