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Re: [text] Why HTML5 urgently needs an HTML adaptive images mechanism

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:44:39 +1000
Message-ID: <CAHp8n2nBOzeFwcH85bBEcDd_4mD=5uz0Fe2H_5zYo=LSe0hsqg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Bruce Lawson <bruce@brucelawson.co.uk>
Note that there was already a proposal to the HTML WG from the
responsive images CG:
http://www.w3.org/community/respimg/wiki/Picture_Element_Proposal

S.

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 3:09 AM, Laura Carlson
<laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
> For the HTML Accessibility Task Force info:
>
> "Why HTML5 urgently needs an HTML adaptive images mechanism"
> By Bruce Lawson.
> "...Webkit has implemented a new non-standard CSS function called
> -webkit-image-set...I bet it's 0.03 nanoseconds before developers
> convert <img src="foo.blah" alt="useful alternate text"> into an empty
> <div>s with adaptive background images using -webkit-image-set and
> (please!) a fallback background images for non-webkit browsers. Why
> wouldn't they? Retina screens will download massive but beautiful
> images, while users of lower-res phones save bandwidth by downloading
> smaller images instead of huge images and then reducing them down.
> Problem solved. And, unfortunately, people who don't download images,
> or can't perceive images won't get any alternate text, as there is no
> content <img> element any more. Those guys have always been last in
> the pecking order and there's no reason to assume they'll get a better
> deal this time."
> http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2012/html5-urgently-needs-adaptive-images-mechanism/
>
> Best Regards,
> Laura
>
> On Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Laura Carlson
> <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Just an FYI as I'm not sure how many task force members have been
>> following the copious  discussions regarding the topic of responsive
>> images on the WHATWG mailing list*. There have been proposals for
>> <picture>, @srcset, and now <pic>. Ian added  a new attribute called
>> "srcset" to the WHATWG HTML spec in May. Today,  David Singer started
>> a thread [1] regarding  alt text.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Laura
>>
>> [1]  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Jun/0019.html
>>
>> *WHATWG Responsive Images Discussions:
>>
>> Fallback for <picture>
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg216
>>
>> Throwing in my support for <picture> into the mix
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg312
>>
>> An alternative to <picture> and srcset, is this realistic?
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg237
>>
>> <picture>, `img set`, and polyfills
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg243
>>
>> Features for responsive Web design
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg247
>> Ian added  a NEW ATTRIBUTE called "srcset" to the WHATWG HTML spec:
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/embedded-content-1.html#attr-img-srcset
>>
>> <picture> / <img srcset> not needed
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg291
>>
>> Correcting some misconceptions about Responsive Images
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg299
>>
>> Media queries, viewport dimensions, srcset and picture
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012May/thread.html#msg552
>>
>> The <pic> element
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Jun/thread.html#msg1
>>
>> Also:
>> Responsive Images Community Group:
>> http://www.w3.org/community/respimg/
>>
>> --
>> Laura L. Carlson
>
>
>
> --
> Laura L. Carlson
>
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