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I don't even know. It just seemed weird.

Yes, I understand I could just avoid doing something like that. But the problem already exists with a single level.

Consider having 2 images in a post. Both exceed the maximum width of a post. One is nested in a list. Key to this issue is that my original images were much larger. They were automatically resized.

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I think it looks weird.

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So...don't do that? –  Bart Aug 17 '12 at 18:24
    
@Bart: I added a more common case. –  Oliver Salzburg Aug 17 '12 at 18:31
    
Hmm, well, perhaps this can be handled. As a user you can already do several things though. Imgur supports "m" or "s" at the end of the filename (before the .jpg or .png) to use a medium or small version. And there is a StackApp which can help you with a thumbnail and even a link to the original format image. Though I've never needed to use the latter, so I don't know how useful that is. –  Bart Aug 17 '12 at 18:38

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This could easily be fixed by using a max-width: 100% on images rather than the current 640px.

Nested images with max width 100%

Is there any specific reason why they opted to use an exact pixel size instead? If they're not going to change it, I might just add this style to my custom user styles because I think it actually makes the display of images better overall.

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I'm using this in my user styles as well now. Works great :) –  Oliver Salzburg Sep 13 '12 at 10:49
    
I've added your fix to the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch v1.4. Thanks! –  Ilmari Karonen Jan 25 at 12:18
    
@animuson : max-width:don't work on some IE versions. –  user2284570 May 11 at 0:06
    
@user2284570: Do those "some IE versions" include any of the supported ones? –  Ilmari Karonen May 11 at 1:38
    
@user2284570 max-width has been supported since IE 7, so there's really not any worry there. –  animuson May 11 at 3:53
    
@animuson : Sorry for this explanation : Stack Exchange work with ie6 (although officially not supported : I tried it). windows 98 SE = FF 2.0 =ie6 = opera 10 = Only way to play dos games who didn't wanted to use DirectX and used Dos for using privileged instructions and real mode (vm86 don't work) = Only way to get the sound on them with a recent card. I call windows ME a downgrade. Windows 98 itself can't run inside a virtual machine : it can't use vm86. –  user2284570 May 11 at 8:18
    
@user2284570 Stack Exchange really doesn't care about IE 6. It's not even dupported by Microsoft anymore. Worst case is that IE 6 will ignore the property and the image will still overflow in that browser. No big deal. –  animuson May 11 at 13:25

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