Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT!

Heikki Vesalainen (
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 22:51:11 -0800

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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 1996 22:51:11 -0800
From: Heikki Vesalainen <>
To: The W3 HTML group <>
Subject: Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT!


> >How about we add the Width and Height to A HREF tag?
> Bad.  What If I'm using a 200x400 screen?  What if I'm
> using a 2000x4000 screen?  If you size it for the big
> screen, it looks bad on the small screen, and vice versa.(are there such screenmode available)

Well the WIDTH and HEIGHT could be percentages of the "main" browser.
Or then we can look up all the currently used screen modes, and the 
author of the page could determine.  In PC:s there are just a few 
(640*480), (800*600), (1024*768) and (1280*1024).

I'm sure there aren't too many screen modes really in use.

The broblem I'm having in my homepages, is that I use a background 
picture 800 pixels wide, and if someone is viewing my page with in a 
window wider than that, my page will look awfull to him.

Now if I was allowed to adjust his window's maximum size, everybody would 
be happy.

Anyway... Adjust your browser, so that it's 200*400 and go see my page

Heikki Vesalainen