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Re: xywh on images with no clearly defined size

From: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 22:32:08 +0200
Cc: Media Fragment <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7C04A963-88F6-4EE8-A48D-EF9566DB287F@cwi.nl>
To: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>

On  16-May-2011, at 00:19 , Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> Hi Jack,
> 
> I am concerned about this position. I shared it when we started the
> group and I never thought spatial fragments would become relevant in
> the near future. However, now it has happened and the CSS WG wants to
> pick it up. Therefore, we cannot leave this issue undefined. We can
> state that we need help by the CSS WG and the SVG WG to resolve this
> and maybe we need a F2F meeting or phone conference with them or
> something to discuss this through. But I don't believe putting our
> heads in the sand is going to help - it will just result in the CSS WG
> having to define it themselves.


Silvia,
are you sure about this? We're talking here about an extreme corner-case: semantics of applying an xywh-media fragment to an image-container that contains multiple images of different sizes. (Unless I miss something, and this isn't the corner case I think it is)

If you indeed have an indication that this is important enough for CSS that they would define their own spec for this case, then I fully agree that we should take the lead in this. Otherwise, there are numerous other corner cases that we've also left for the future, and that I would personally consider much more important, such as temporal media with non-continuous timelines or interaction with HTTP internationalisation  and content negotiation (to name just two thing that spring to mind).

All in all, I'm not against putting effort in this, but I would like to have an indication that it's the best way to spend our time.
--
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
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