[whatwg] require img dimensions to be correct?

Dean Edridge dean at 55.co.nz
Fri Mar 16 17:14:56 PDT 2007

Gareth Hay wrote:
> If i'm not mistaken, the idea of separation of content and style means 
> you can use your own css, or even none at all, and still have the 
> ability to view the content.
> If a page is dependent on the css, then, although in a separate file, 
> it is fundamentally not separate at all, and we might as well just 
> shove the css into the same html file anyway.
> Gareth
> On 16 Mar 2007, at 20:27, Benjamin West wrote:
>> On 3/16/07, Dean Edridge <dean at 55.co.nz> wrote:
>>>  Firstly, the chance of someone not being able to access the CSS for 
>>> a web
>>> page is I'm guessing, pretty slim.
>> <img style="height: 50px; width: 50px;" />   Why is accessing CSS a 
>> problem?
>> -Ben West
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I never proposed that a web page should be dependant on CSS, nor did I 
say that there shouldn't be a separation of content and style. Quite the 
I said that if there is no CSS available for an <img> tag, the browser 
should just display the image the best it can(and they do this quite 
well already, in my experience). And that this very rare occasion of CSS 
failure does not warrant the mandatory requirement of in-line styling of 
the <img> tag.

Dean Edridge

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