[pmwiki-users] Images: width and height attributes
mike at widowitz.com
Thu Oct 19 11:23:31 CDT 2006
Fair enough. Thanks.
Patrick R. Michaud wrote on 19.10.2006 16:21:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 03:56:04PM +0200, Mike wrote:
>> for images which I want to simply display "as they are", i.e. without
>> any resizing etc., it would be very convenient if PmWiki would generate
>> HTML code that includes the "height" and "width" attribute in the HTML
>> <img> tag. Reason is that on pages with many images that take a while to
>> load, images without these attributes will reserve no space which causes
>> the whole text to change every time when a new images is loaded.
>> I know I could specify this information with %width% etc., but actually
>> I'm looking for an automatic way of doing this...
> Many times (most?) PmWiki doesn't have direct access to the
> image file to be able to determine its width and height -- i.e.,
> PmWiki would have to perform an HTTP request to the remote server to
> fetch the image and determine the width and height attribute
> values to use in the <img .../> tag. I didn't want to impose
> that overhead on the server(s) or introduce any more delays
> to processing the page.
> The one exception to this might be image attachments, where
> PmWiki does have direct access to the image file and therefore
> could potentially automatically determine width and height
> values for the image tag. But since that means creating and
> maintaining a new set of image-tag-handling-functions, I've
> gone with PmWikiPhilosophy #3 (avoid gratuitous features)
> until there's enough demand/demonstrated need for it.
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