In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Erik Funkenbusch
on Thu, 25 May 2006 14:07:36 -0500
> On Thu, 25 May 2006 09:36:35 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> The fight against standards. Last time it was Media Player when they
>> deviated. And they still have poor PNG support...
> IE7 will fix the PNG support,
Now why should they do that? Obviously the best course of action is to
force everyone to switch over to the new and improved Windows Media
Photo format, which among other things ensures that every photo is used
properly -- even if it's only a 1x1 "spacer". Can't be too careful.
> and much will depend on whether or not they
> license the format on reasonable terms. If what they claim is true, it's
> really impressive. half the size with less artifacting than JPG, lossless
> and lossy in one format (PNG is lossless only, which makes it's use for
> photographic content limited on the web).
> Let's not forget that jpg is also encumbered.
So is PNG. Any implementation of PNG has to more or less
hew by RFC2083, and probably can't patent and license it.
Oh, the horror.
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