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Re: The Core Beliefs of Usability and Their CSS Application

From: Devin Bayer <devin.bayer@rochester.edu>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 20:07:22 -0700
Message-Id: <89ADDE25-34FB-4A01-BCA1-08751C63026E@rochester.edu>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
To: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>


On Jul 4, 2005, at 17:27, Orion Adrian wrote:

>
> On 7/4/05, David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>
>>> Ok, rather than uncompressed, use PNG. But content negotiation  
>>> should
>>> be something done by a server, not a user. A person's time is far  
>>> more
>>
>> It can be rather difficult when the server is a CD-ROM containing
>> an offline copy.
>
> It's a rather simplistic system that could be added to web browsers.
> I'm not advocating it. I'm advocating that material designed to be
> presented on a server use the advantages of a server solution.

What about when the material is used in ways it wasn't designed for.   
I designed websites before using content negotiation for alternative  
image formats.  But it becomes a problem when one wants to recursivly  
download the site.  References of the form <img src="images/dog" />  
create two problems.  The OS will not recognize the file type, and  
the web browser will not recognize the file type.  Maybe five years  
down the read we can expect files without extensions to be correctly  
handled, but for now being explicit is more convenient.

-- 
Devin Bayer
Received on Tuesday, 5 July 2005 03:07:33 GMT

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