image viewers: a different approach

Benjamin Meyer ben at
Sat Oct 29 23:00:04 BST 2005

On Friday 28 October 2005 6:39 pm, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Friday 28 October 2005 12:08, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> > Just to kill this portion of the thread here are a few apps off the
> > top of my head that want an embeded viewer for images:
> >
> > KMail, viewing images
> Sorry for repeating what I already wrote above:
> Why should we want an embedded viewer for images in KMail? If we show
> images inline then they are simple <img> tags in the HTML code we
> create for displaying the message in the KHTMLPart. So no embedded
> viewer is needed for this.

You make no sense.  You are embedding khtmlpart so embedding *is* done.  In 
essence khtmlpart is your image viewer.

> And if the user wants to view the picture 
> then why should we use an embedded viewer instead of a fast standalone
> viewer. In fact I'd very much prefer to use an external standalone
> viewer instead of an embedded viewer because it means less code.

Because people send each other photos all the time, not having to launch 
another app to view a common image formats is a feature most people expect a 
mail client to do.

-Benjamin Meyer

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