Re[2]: GIF vs JPEG

Ron Currier (
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 23:01:22 +0100 (Kee Hinckley) wrote:
> Which isn't to say that JPEG's aren't great, but not for everything (and
> particularly not without an alpha channel for masking).

I seem to remember that masks were briefly discussed late last year. We've
implemented a 1 bit mask as an extension to both <FIG> and <IMG> and it
allows one to do wonderful things with images, especially JPEGs, where the
background color is _never_ correct. A full alpha channel would be
even better (but that's for another day). Is there any interest in adding
a MASK attribute to the HTML 3.0 spec?

Ron Currier rcurrier@ProductView.COM
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