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Re: Adaptive images

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 17:20:08 +0200
To: "Karl Dubost" <karld@opera.com>, "Mathias Bynens" <mathias@qiwi.be>
Cc: "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.vwavjud5wxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Mon, 30 May 2011 16:42:04 +0200, Mathias Bynens <mathias@qiwi.be> wrote:

> Note that this is not only a problem for images, but for all kinds of
> embedded assets. The more generic the solution, the better.
> How about allowing the `media` attribute on all elements, and having
> browsers only download the assets within elements with matching media
> queries?

That would be the obvious thing (and what Opera actually *did*) but it  
turns out that some important websites don't work if you do that :( And  
the browser gets blamed...


Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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