malat malat - 9 days ago 5
HTML Question

HTML and displaying of <img/> element

I am trying to understand whether or not the web allow for viewing of progressive JPEG or not.

Assume we have a server where (see progressive jpegs):

$ identify /var/www/test.jpg
/var/www/test.jpg JPEG 2048x1080 2048x1080+0+0 8-bit DirectClass 129KB 0.020u 0:00.019
$ identify -verbose /var/www/test.jpg | grep Inter
Interlace: JPEG


now if we place the following HTML document:

$ cat /var/www/test.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head><title>jpg test</title></head>
<body>
<p><img src="test.jpg" width="256" height="128"></p>
</body>
</html>


I am trying to understand whether or not (according to img element), a user agent is required to download the whole
2048x1080
image, while rendering region is only
256x128
.

Or on the contrary a User Agent, is allowed to take into account the rendering region:
256x128
, and therefore deduce it can only process a portion of the progressive JPEG. Knowing that there is no point in having the full resolution since it will not add any details to the image (well technically a quality layer should impact even at low resolution, this is just for simplification).

Typically, I'd like to know within an application such as google maps, if a User Agent can abort (suspend?) retrieval of currently displayed images, since User decide to zoom in some more based only on partial result from decompressing a progressive JPEG (the whole JPEG is not yet on User side).