Automatic Image Resizing Checked In

Sunday January 19th, 2003

David Illsley writes: "Yesterday saw the checkin of automatic image resizing (bug 73322) to the Mozilla trunk. When turned on (it's disabled by default) it shrinks any image that is bigger than the window to make the whole image visible. When this is done, the cursor over the image changes to tell you that if you click, the image is restored to full size. You get the best of both worlds! This currently doesn't have a prefs UI in Phoenix but if you put the appropriate pref in you user.js file, it works just fine. This is one of the few features in IE that I have seen and liked and it's great that Moz now has it too. Thanks guys."

To enable this feature in Mozilla, go to Edit > Preferences > Appearance and check the 'Enable automatic image resizing' box. If you're using Phoenix, add the following line to your prefs.js or user.js file:

user_pref("browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing", true);

Phoenix Help has more information about editing Phoenix configuration files.

#34 HTML isn't a layout language

by Malc

Monday January 20th, 2003 6:57 AM

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Who cares about the web site owners? If they think they have precise control over layout, then they obviously don't know the basic principles and fundamentals of HTML and should go back to school. HTML from inception has been rendered differently from one browser to another. What happens if I use a text only browser like Lynx (a great way of shutting out all that crap like Java, JavaScript, images, Flash and horrible colour schemes)? Does that constitute a deliberate altering of a web site? What about all the layout and rending bugs in IE that make it differ from the standards, do you view that in the same light?