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Subject: [freeciv-i18n] Re: Manual translation and updates
From: Christian Knoke <chrisk@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 13:12:59 +0100

On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 11:18:54PM -0500, Brandon Craig Rhodes wrote:
> > Ok, attached script serves the *.html pages, corrects the links
> > on-the-fly and inserts the correct width and height attributes for
> > the image tags.  It looks for any *.png files in the locale
> > directory and prefers them over the global ones.
> Given the talent that modern browsers (Mozilla and Internet Explorer)
> have for progressively rendering a page as images load, I am wondering
> whether we should not just abandon the HEIGHT and WIDTH attributes for
> the time being - making all three versions (the hires, trident, and
> isotrident) of the manual identical without adding PHP code or file
> dependencies.  We can always add them back in, via some scripts such
> as those Christian has provided, if we determine that the lack of
> HEIGHT and WIDTH tags are causing problems for our users.
> I will wait a day or two for comments or objections before committing
> this to the site's CVS; let me know if you think this idea is flawed.

I've made some quick tests with opera 6 and netscape 4.7, reloading
a page from a lokal wwwoffle server, with and without image size attributes,
and the cpu time numbers for the browser processes are nearly identical. 
So this seems to confirm you.

But then loading via modem is different (I can't test this) and I remember
that this can be a pain in netscape 4.7, consuming much cpu time while
rerendering the page as the images arrive. [1]

So I'm not sure ...

I definitely wouldn't drop netscape 4.7 as a usuable browser for watching And I wouldn't demand users to have giga machines, too.

In any case, I'll post a reworked version of my script soon.


[1] Anyone who is able to test this, can use these links:
(with attributes)
(without attributes)

Christian Knoke     * * *
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