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From: Matt Huszagh <huszaghmatt@gmail.com>
To: Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com>
Cc: , "emacs-orgmode@gnu.org" <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Why is an image width restricted to being between 0 and 200% of the text area
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 23:00:18 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87pmqrpda5.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87zgpvjsv4.fsf@gmail.com>

Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com> writes:

> Just to be clear, this isn’t preventing people from setting image widths to say
> `5.0\linewidth', it just prevents them from being previewed at 5x the buffer text
> width as that seems a bit ridiculous. Happy to reconsider the [0,2] preview
> restriction, but I don’t think ridiculously large in-buffer images make much
> sense.

Thanks for the response Timothy.

I agree that requesting an image to be >2x the buffer text width is a
strange request, and it's not one I've ever tried to give. But, I think
the salient point is that it's a very clear request, and I think org
should carry it out. I'm all in favor of org helping people not shoot
themselves in the foot, but I don't think it should prevent people from
doing so, especially when they're clear about their intentions. I also
think this qualifies as a case where someone /might/ have a valid reason
for doing this.

I guess we could make the upper limit customizable and default to
2.0. But, this is a bit confusing because it doesn't apply to the
original image width. I also think adding too many customizable
variables adds to complexity. I don't know. Thoughts? This also isn't a
feature I've ever needed... so I'm happy to concede and revisit it in
the future if I have a valid use case for it.

Matt


  reply	other threads:[~2021-11-23  7:00 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-11-23  6:16 Matt Huszagh
2021-11-23  6:17 ` Timothy
2021-11-23  7:00   ` Matt Huszagh [this message]
2021-11-23  7:01     ` Timothy
2021-11-23  7:21       ` Matt Huszagh
2021-11-23  8:14     ` Tim Cross
2021-11-23 11:16 autofrettage

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