[whatwg] <link rel=icon width=
ernestcline at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 30 14:04:24 PDT 2008
>From: Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
>Sent: Apr 29, 2008 9:52 PM
>To: whatwg at whatwg.org
>Subject: [whatwg] <link rel=icon width="" height="">
>(With my rarely-used Google hat on:)
>The Gears team has an API that allows authors to specify a set of icons:
>They used a scripted API, but when I tried to get them to use a
>declarative API, they said that the main reason they used a scripted one
>is that the declarative options didn't have a way to specify dimensions.
>This is a proposal to add "height" and "width" attributes to <link>
>specifically for the case of rel=icon, so that authors can provide
>multiple icons and let the UA decide which to use based on their size
>(without having to download them all to find out which is best).
Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but why wouldn't:
<link rel=icon style="width: 16px; height:16px">
serve to mark width and height adequately?
It's even perfectly fine HTML 4 syntax.
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