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Re: image width & height, summary

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 03:47:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906030346541.16244@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 3 Jun 2009, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> A user agent can't "promise" anything in the face of resource limits, 
> user cancellation, or physical attacks on the machine --- it's 
> inevitable that in such circumstances UAs will fail to satisfy the spec. 
> The most we can say is that if the UA behaves according to the spec, Web 
> sites will work as intended, but if the UA does not follow the spec for 
> whatever reason, sites probably won't work.

Indeed the spec explicitly says that user agents can break rules if they 
are required to do so by hardware limitations (such as resource limits).

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