Re: STYLE & SCRIPT

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 12:51:11 -0800


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Date: Tue, 29 Oct 1996 12:51:11 -0800
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: STYLE & SCRIPT

At 3:42p +0000 10/29/96, Peter Flynn wrote:
>   > What's NATURALSIZEFLAG supposed to _do_, anyway?
>
>   I'm not positive, but I think it is a marker for the editor to
>   indicate whether the WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes are the "NATURALSIZE"
>   of the image or whether the author is using them to scale the image.
>
>Interesting idea. But if the natural size is required, why bother to
>give the dimensions at all?

Same reason Navigator benefits from explicit dimensions: speed.

>And what if I want the image distorted by making it wider than natural
>but keeping the same height?

Although I don't have PageMill, I seem to recall once seeing a value of
"3" for NATURALSIZEFLAG. Which I now figure probably means that it really
should be FLAG*S* -- plural, flags summed. Just a guess...

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