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Re: Initial work on an extension specification for <img srcset>

From: Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:47:44 -0400
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <9E425D9F-FA96-4DA4-9113-18825D6253EC@matmarquis.com>
To: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>

On Oct 1, 2012, at 7:27 PM, Edward O'Connor wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I've started to work on an extension specification for the <img srcset>
> feature present in the WHATWG's HTML spec. This work lives in the
> 'w3c-srcset' branch of our Git repository, which you can browse here:
> 
>              https://github.com/w3c/html/tree/w3c-srcset
> 
> I'll work with Mike Smith to get it published on dev.w3.org; for the
> moment, you can see an Editor's Draft by running 'make srcset' on that
> branch.

There’s a great deal of overlap between this proposal and the current `picture` proposal ( http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-proposals/raw-file/tip/responsive-images/responsive-images.html ), though `picture` does involve a portion of the `srcset` functionality. How do we best address this? Should the Responsive Images Community Group prepare a change proposal based on the WHATWG draft, or should we hold off for the time being?

We’re putting together a comprehensive list of use case comparisons — how each pattern might address some of the use cases we’ve nailed down — and I’d like to see proponents of the `srcset` pattern contribute to this as well:  https://github.com/Wilto/draft-prop/blob/master/UseCaseComparisons.md

Thanks,
Mat Marquis


> Ted
> 
Received on Tuesday, 2 October 2012 01:48:12 UTC

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