Re: Resizing images relative to window size
Wed, 3 Jul 1996 23:40:04 +0100 (BST)

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Subject: Re: Resizing images relative to window size
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 23:40:04 +0100 (BST)
In-Reply-To: <v0300760badffd65bfab2@[]> from "Walter Ian Kaye" at Jul 3, 96 02:35:14 pm

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>[about <img width=50%>

> Unfortunately, this doesn't work well for bitmap images (Chris Lilley
> has a page which goes into detail about image scaling). We really need
> SVF or something like it (hopefully supporting antialiasing), since
> vector graphics scale better than bitmap graphics (understatement!).

What is SVF?

I already enjoy the benefits of antialiasing.  The display quality is far
superior to that of Netscape or MSIE, or any other (non RISC OS) browser
that I have seen.  I can only assume that this is due to users not being
aware that the quality of displayed text can be so much higher.

I can only see two problems with it though: firstly, pages with
background images are almost unreadble unless the overriding colour of
the background is greyish-white or the author has specified a
BGCOLOR[1]; secondly that if & when anti-aliasing is introduced into
HTML standards, it'll probably be incompatible with my system :-(

Such are the problems of being on a platform not supported by Adobe,
Microsoft or Netscape, I suppose.

[1] Whilst it is possible to guess the colour, it isn't really that

Stewart Brodie, Electronics & Computer Science, Southampton University.