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Weekend Discussion

Friday March 3rd, 2000

This weekend's discussion: What keeps you interested in Mozilla, and what expectations do you have?

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#104 Re: 11th Wish!

by archen

Monday March 6th, 2000 2:16 PM

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I agree with the above poster, bitmaps should never be used on the Internet. PNG can offer millions of colors with a no-loss compression algorithm... so basically there is nothing a bitmap can do that a PNG can't do also. I've actually seen people (who obviously didn't know any better) who used bitmaps on their pages. Loading a 100k jpeg is bad enough, but render the equivalent bitmap at 10x the size? I can hardly find an advantage in this. It's better to not even allow bitmaps to render, otherwise you can be assured someone out there will start actually using the things.