Re: Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT!

Carl Beeth (cbeeth@jacbee.be)
Thu, 21 Mar 1996 15:30:25 +0100


Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 15:30:25 +0100
Message-Id: <v02130502ad771081a706@[194.183.226.253]>
To: www-html@w3.org
From: cbeeth@jacbee.be (Carl Beeth)
Subject: Re: Browser maximum WIDTH & HEIGHT!

>Derek Harding wrote:

>Only if I can turn it off! I choose the size of my windows. I very, very,
>very strongly object to having window sizes forced on me! I also dislike
>pages which attempt to force me to resize to their chosen width or which are
>cramped in the corner.

I agree that the user should have the possibility to turn of window sizing.
but I might have an other solution. How about adding an attribute to the
body tag something like:
<BODY MAXRIGHTMARGIN="472">
This would not resize the window but would just render the page as if it
was a 472 wide, leaving the right hand of the page blank. Now if the user
has a smaller window than 472 the browser will render it as usual.

>It is quite possible to produce excellent designs that work with a wide
>range of window sizes. My advice would be to take advantage of the new
>capabilities of the online media rather than try to force it into the
>constraints of paper.

Yes off course, but not for everything in every situation.
Sometimes you want more control over layout to add meaning to the message.

Carl Beeth
cbeeth@jacbee.be