Bug 55477 - Quit using GIFs!
Quit using GIFs!
Product: Red Hat Web Site
Classification: Red Hat
Component: Documentation (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tammy Fox
Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2001-10-31 18:00 EST by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2009-08-19 20:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-31 18:00:19 EST
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Description Chris Ricker 2001-10-31 18:00:00 EST
At least Documentation, and probably many other parts of the RH web site
are using images in GIF format.  This is a bad idea for both legal (you
didn't *really* pay the stupid Unisys licensing fee, did you? ;-) and
technical reasons.

For example,
loads the image

Please see <http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gif.html> if you have further
Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2001-10-31 20:14:45 EST
The documentation department is aware of the reasons to not use GIFs. We plan to
using PNGs with the next release of our Red Hat Linux and Red Hat Network
now that there is better Web browser support for PNGs.

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