Re: Why no <IMG> inside <PRE>?

Aron S. Spencer (aron@server.r8ix.com)
Wed, 10 Jan 1996 06:30:02 -0500


Message-Id: <v02120d00ad19534188ab@[152.52.125.195]>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 1996 06:30:02 -0500
To: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>, www-html@w3.org
From: aron@server.r8ix.com (Aron S. Spencer)
Subject: Re: Why no <IMG> inside <PRE>?

>You, Daniel W. Connolly wrote:
>
>Hmm, I always thought it was because the unit in <PRE> is characters,
>and the unit of images is pixels. If I have:
>
><pre>
>a b <img src = "foo.gif" alt = "xxx"> d
>1 2 3 4
></pre>
>
>to which should the 4 (vertically) align?
>
>I fail to see how something can be "preformatted" (but using my font size)
>and yet include images whose size bears no relation which the choosen font
>size.
>

   You are assuming that the viewer is using a monospaced font here. Since
this is not always the case (though recommended) vertical alignment is
difficult.  :-)


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