Leif K-Brooks wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> For example, a Web browser or server-side functionality that can
>> re-size images and smooth them (for better appearance). This can save
>> Webspace and bandwidth at the expense of computational power.
> Er... what? How does making visitors download a larger image than
> necessary save bandwidth? Seems to me like it wastes it.
What I had in mind is resizing of images on the server. Instead of uploading
different versions of the same image (which in itself is extra traffic),
the server can detect the connection type and send images depending on the
connection speed. It's like an adaptive net that tailors content for the
visitor. Some will say it's a horrible idea, a little bit like cloaking or
like Micro$oft's delivery of different stylesheets to different browsers.
Roy S. Schestowitz