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Re: handling fallback content for still images

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 19:53:11 -0500
Message-Id: <0DF3F502-8D7C-4A99-B339-725D7FAC482D@robburns.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Sander Tekelenburg <st@isoc.nl>

On Jul 4, 2007, at 9:09 AM, Sander Tekelenburg wrote:

> Still, I think both conditional comment approaches are too hard for  
> authors.
> Especially if we mean to entice them to use <picture> instead of  
> <img>.
> Robert Burns' approach is the only one that seems reasonable to me  
> to expect
> from authors. Provided no <param> is needed, the spec's object  
> definition
> becomes author-friendly, and IE is fixed. {Ahem} :)

I had another thought about a a long-term solution (and basically  
this is about long-term solutions) anyway.. Is it possible that, by  
moving to an xml serialization, this problem will be solved? In other  
words, can we just do <img src="myimage' >fallback</img> whenever  
HTML5 content is served as XML. To me this should work (at least as a  
complement to the other solutions). Does anyone have any knowledge of  
some test cases already online for this?

IE, would of course be difficult to test, though I believe there are  
ways to fool it into processing XHTML as XML.

Take care,
Received on Thursday, 5 July 2007 00:53:24 UTC

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