As far as I know, there are two (or in some senses three) ways of inserting a picture in a post.
- Using the built-in image button or its equivalent by writing
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- Using the HTML code
Now, clearly using the HTML code will give more versatile options as width and height. But my question is: which of these methods is more efficient, regarding the amount of processing which has to be done on the server to preview the pictures? Or maybe they are absolutely equivalent?
Does this apply for all SE sites as well?
The total amount of process in both view and preview would be a better measure of efficiency. Also since there are thousands of questions asked everyday, even a tiny bit of energy which could be saved might become important. I would be glad if someone can give me some real numbers, so I can estimate the difference.