[TYPO3-english] What's going on with styles.content.imgtext.maxW?

Kay Strobach typo3 at kay-strobach.de
Thu Feb 16 18:55:54 CET 2012

Hello Oliver,

this option is VERY important, with this option you can enforce max
width, which is important for every pixelbased layout :=)

But i agree a warning would be nice (or better a validation error)


Am 13.02.2012 15:24, schrieb Oliver Salzburg:
> So today I was very confused why an image on our website refused to
> scale to a size greater than 300x227 pixels. No matter what values I
> provided under Image Adjustments in Appearance tab, it wouldn't grow
> beyond 300 pixels in width.
> It was especially confusing, since the source image was 454x343 pixels
> in size. So it had to be some limit defined in TYPO3.
> Long story short, the setting that caused the issue is:
> styles.content.imgtext.maxW
> In my case it was set to a value of 600. Sure enough, setting the limit
> to 620 pixels allowed my image to grow to 310 pixels in width.
> So I guess two questions come to mind.
> Why is the actual maximum width for an image *double* what is defined in
> styles.content.imgtext.maxW? (I would assume, same goes for height)
> Given that the 600 is the default value, only seen by the user in the
> constant editor, wouldn't it make sense to display some sort of warning
> if a user tries to set a size for an image that exceeds the limit?
> I mean, the user is not going to have any idea that a default limit is
> in place. And even if he does, he won't see how it is relevant (given
> that the value for the limit is *twice* the actual limit).
> Basically, doesn't this leave every new user clueless as to why his
> images are capped at a certain size?
> Cheers
> Oliver

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