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Re: Checkpoint 3.7

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 12:43:30 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Clark <dmclark@cast.org>
cc: "WAI-gl (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9904201241050.10829-100000@tux.w3.org>
For images they have an innate size. Some browsers slow down if they don't
know how big an image is (others don't seem to. Is there some trick?)
until they have got the whole image. In general it is preferable not to
use image sizes in pixels, but it might be worth allowing this as an
exception. It might not - it might be better to lower the priority.

Charles McCN

On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, David Clark wrote:

  I know this is extremely late in the process, but I just realized the
  implications of 3.7, and I do not think it is realistic
  I agree that for most elements, proportional spacing is preferable. But for
  images? I thought it was preferable to set up a size so that the browser
  knows how to set-up the page.
  I am going to be asked to defend this checkpoint, and, right now, I do not
  know how.
  What am I not getting?
  David Clark
  CAST, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 20 April 1999 12:43:33 UTC

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