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Re: Adaptive images

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:21:53 +0200
To: "Charl van Niekerk" <charlvn@charlvn.com>
Cc: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs@apple.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Leonard Rosenthol" <lrosenth@adobe.com>, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi>, "Karl Dubost" <karld@opera.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vwgcurh6wxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:44:19 +0200, Charl van Niekerk  
<charlvn@charlvn.com> wrote:

> On 02 Jun 2011, at 2:39 PM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> Actually, this is the case for a large proportion of landline customers  
>> as well. Images on mobile are the pointy end of the discussion, but the  
>> same thing happens on video - where currently people get some  
>> site-specific UI to switch between different versions.
> That is very true, although generally speaking landline customers have  
> much higher traffic limits.

Sure. Although landline limits in some countries are much lower than  
mobile limits in others. The point is that a global solution will need to  
realise and work for this.

>> See Opera Turbo for an example of doing this via a proxy service.
> A specialised proxy is one solution although it would be nice to find a  
> standardised way.


It was more by way of illustration that this isn't a new idea or an edge  
case - this is something I use in Spain, because it makes the Web work  
noticeably better.

(Although I don't mind if you all switch to Opera :) )



Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
     je parle français -- hablo español -- jeg lærer norsk
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