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Re: WebP, anyone using it?

From: Larry Garfield <larry@garfieldtech.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:14:06 -0500
Message-ID: <507C364E.4010207@garfieldtech.com>
To: public-respimg@w3.org
On 10/15/12 11:08 AM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
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> On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 5:05 PM, David Newton wrote:
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>> The point about it being controversial is definitely true, though. I think if we're going to include anything about formats, we have to tread carefully.
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> I don't see any need to talk about any particular format, but to simply acknowledge that there are other formats. However, if we have no proof at all that anyone is using any of the other formats (apart from gif, jpg, svg, and png), then this is not a valid use case (in the sense that no one is "using" this "case").

I'm not sure that's relevant.  Just because no one is using WebP now 
(assuming that's the case; I don't honestly know) doesn't mean they 
won't in the future.  The markup format itself shouldn't care about 
formats.  It should just acknowledge that "oh wait, browser X doesn't 
support format Y" is a situation that should be accounted for and the 
logic for what a browser should do in that case should be defined.

We already know from audio/video that case does exist, and there's no 
reason to believe that it will never happen for images (unless we never 
create another image format again, which is quite unlikely), so it's a 
use case that should be handled.

--Larry Garfield
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