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From "Robert Koberg" <...@koberg.com>
Subject Re: -1 to Anakia
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2001 18:46:38 GMT
I have found *.png's to be generally heavier and since no browsers support
an alpha channel their coolest feature is not able to be used (it would come
in looking like a transparent gif). But pings are the future.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Ball" <balld@webslingerZ.com>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: -1 to Anakia


> On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Robert Koberg wrote:
>
> > >The only
> > > thing it does that I do not know how to do with Xalan, Xerces, and Ant
by
> > > themselves is generate the jpgs for the TOCs. One real easy solution
for
> > > that is to switch to text for the TOCs., but I have no doubt there are
> > > other alternatives.
> >
> > First, text graphics should never be jpegs. They should be gifs.  It
will
> > make the text much more crisp and legible. However for small fonts with
> > antialiasing you are screwed no-matter codec you use. So do not
anti-alias
> > and if that is the case, just go with text.
>
> you mean png's. and you should take a look at what batik is capable of.
> oh, my.
>
> > There are definitely other options (write a simple java extension that
is
> > specific to your needs). However I would vote for text (and maybe the
> > background of a table cell) to be the button.
>
> i'd vote for offering multiple skins, with vanilla css-styled html to be
> the default.
>
> - donald
>
>
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