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[Bug 18384] Consider adding an adaptive image element

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Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:04:19 +0000
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Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> 2012-07-24 13:04:19 UTC ---
Two things that may be worth consideration: 

1. The possibility of responsive text alternatives that could parallel the
responsive images if needed. The <picture> proposal allows for different
sources for images at different sizes. But authors could use different images
at different sizes and not just a cropped down version of a single image. No
text alternative mechanism is provided for that use case. Allowing alt on
<source> could provide for that use case. Something like the following might

<source src="mobile.jpg  alt="text alternative">
<source src="medium.jpg"  alt="text alternative" media="min-width: 600px">
<source src="fullsize.jpg"  alt="text alternative" media="min-width: 900px">
<img src="mobile.jpg" alt="text alternative">

2. A picture element could allow for semantic programmatically determinable
in-page rich text long description, if a description element was added to the

<img src="image.jpg" alt="text alternative">
<desc>structured rich text description with headings, lists, tables,

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