[whatwg] Wish: Restrict Image Size on Upload

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 6 09:20:10 PST 2005

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 what at keepthebyte.ch wrote:
> Right - the UA-based limitation of file size, mime type and file count 
> are undoubted important improvements. Being able to restrict the picture 
> dimension before the file is getting send to the server would be nice.

Could you explain what some of the use cases would be? (i.e. why it would 
be nice?)

> Example tag... (just an idea)
> <input type="file" name="avatar" accept="image/*" maxlength="81920" 
> dimension="256,256,32,32" />

But if someone has a high-resolution monitor, why would they not be 
allowed to provide a higher-resolution image? The image would be sized to 
the same relative size on the forum, but would look better on 
higher-resolution displays.

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