[l2h] png images

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns@cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:37:26 +0100

wendy wrote:

> Just some information from a Web Graphics Design class
> about png files.
> "The major browsers don't treat png
> consistently, so we recommend not using them for now. ...
> I'd suggest reoptimizing as either jpegs
> or gifs from the source files."
> May 2001.
> So.... don't use png files;  jpegs and gifs are just fine
> and have been for a long time.

gif has never been a "fine" format: it has always been under the threat of
pending, and then the actual patents (yes, plural -- different companies) on
lzw compression.

it's now even rendered obsolete by a far superior format, png.

someone has got to start somewhere with pushing png.  i'm glad to see that
latex2html does it by default.