[webkit-dev] Your opinion on a CSS proposal

Rob Burns robburns1 at mac.com
Thu Jun 7 01:22:06 PDT 2007

On Jun 7, 2007, at 1:11 AM, David D. Kilzer wrote:

> Wasn't one of Hyatt's suggestions that the author of the web page  
> provide
> references to both a low-res and a high-res image so that the  
> client (which
> knows most about which one to use) may chose the correct one?
> Dave

That sounds familiar. However,  resolution specific content  
negotiation would be better supported through a rev to the http  
protocol. It could be done now with some javascripting or CSS media  
queries (for CSS urls anyway), but by adding it to http, it could  
just work with little effort on the author's or server admin's part.


> Rob Burns <robburns1 at mac.com> wrote:
>> Its not easy to do these days. In my opinion, this is one of the key
>> features needed for an HTTP  1.2 (along with event/change
>> notifications and a few other things). Apache can probably be
>> configured to do this, but I'm not sure that there's a way to easily
>> get the HTTP clients to request a particular resolution.
>> Take care,
>> Rob
>> On Jun 7, 2007, at 12:35 AM, Windy Road wrote:
>>> On 06/06/07, David D. Kilzer <ddkilzer at kilzer.net> wrote:
>>>> You may be interested in these blogs as well:
>>>> http://webkit.org/blog/55/high-dpi-web-sites/
>>>> http://webkit.org/blog/56/high-dpi-part-2/
>>> Thanks for the heads up.  I did find them interesting.
>>> Anyone got any thoughts on how to deliver high resolution images to
>>> high DPI screens and low resolution images to low DPI screens.
>>> Cheers,
>>> -- 
>>> Tom Howard
>>> http://windyroad.org

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