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RE: [css3-images] image-rendering property for contrast-preserving image upscaling

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:33:36 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Lech <unattended@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E2AB27CC2@TK5EX14MBXC111.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

> -----Original Message-----

> I don't believe there's a good reason to specify an explicit algorithm.
> When you know precisely what algorithm you want, you can implement that
> yourself easily in canvas.  When you don't care all that much (which
> should be the common case), you can just declare your intent and let the
> browser do what it wants to make everything look as good as possible.

If the answer for your average web author is 'code your image scaling
algorithm yourself' then I would most definitely argue there is a good 
reason for this ! That is not something the kind of JS code browsers 
should spend cycles running on a routine basis. 

(The implied claim that this can 'easily' be done also begs the question: 
for whom ? And even then, so what ? It's easy to make progress bars and 
sliders but those are built in HTML5)

So the question imo is: why would this be something authors would want 
to control on a routine basis ? 
Received on Monday, 7 February 2011 16:34:14 UTC

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