Re: Proposal for SIZE attribute

Stephen Turner (S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk)
Tue, 9 Jan 1996 10:17:13 +0000 (GMT)


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From: Stephen Turner <S.R.E.Turner@statslab.cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Proposal for SIZE attribute
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 10:17:13 +0000 (GMT)
In-Reply-To: <9601090152.AA16718@loki.stanford.edu> from "Ian Burrell" at Jan 8, 96 05:52:47 pm

Ian Burrell wrote:
-> 
-> I was thinking recently that a SIZE attribute that indicated the
-> physical size in bytes of an included object would be a useful
-> addition to HTML.
-> 
-> It would be an optional attribute for tags that include other data
-> objects, specifically <img src=> and the new <insert>.  The value
-> could be a number of bytes, kilobytes, or megabytes.  The units would
-> be indicated by a unit suffix (i.e. size="102k", or size="24M").  Some
-> alternative names are LENGTH, BYTES, or OCTETS.
-> 
-> [reasons deleted]
-> 

This sounds like an excellent idea to me.

-- 
Stephen R. E. Turner
Stochastic Networks Group, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
e-mail: sret1@cam.ac.uk  WWW: http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~sret1/home.html
"I always keep one big file in case I run out of space." A colleague of mine