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Re: [html] @fullsize

From: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 15:50:03 +0100
Message-ID: <49D37F1B.7030901@cam.ac.uk>
To: Jens Meiert <jens@meiert.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Jens Meiert wrote:
> FYI, <http://www.addfullsize.com/>.
> 
> Who ever is driving that effort’s not quite following the process (yet
> might expect the spec to be changed it seems).

This was also discussed a bit on IRC a while ago: 
http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20081027#l-302

The response seemed to be that <a href=large><img src=small></a> already 
exists as a way for browsers to let you click on a small image and see a 
large one, and that if you want a fancy custom effect then you can use a 
JS library to do it, and there isn't any clear advantage in having 
browsers or standards change to explicitly support the feature.

(Those JS libraries could use <img src=small data-fullsize=large> in 
HTML5, but should probably instead use <a href=large class=fullsize><img 
src=small></a> so that it degrades nicely in non-scripted UAs.)

-- 
Philip Taylor
pjt47@cam.ac.uk
Received on Wednesday, 1 April 2009 14:50:41 GMT

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