[whatwg] Wish: Restrict Image Size on Upload

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 6 09:22:50 PST 2005

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> >
> > With the coming of high-resolution monitors, the pixel size of the 
> > image will presumably become less important, as monitors will be 
> > getting more pixels per centimeter. ...
> As others have said, this is not a very compelling reason to reject the 
> request. What bothers me more is why it should be a UA's job to restrict 
> uploads based on pixel size of images, and not on other things.

As others have answered, the reason would be because pixel sizes are a 
common request, and the other things are not.

However, I don't really see that pixel sizes are a legitimate request at 
the moment, although I'm certainly ready to change my mind on this if 
someone can explain why the number of physical pixels in the image matters 
given the media-independent nature of the Web.

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