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Re: WebP, anyone using it?

From: Peter Gasston <pgasston@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:48:04 +0100
Message-ID: <CAGNZe2WXQfkxVLTxzhoVfODG3FrEKMimko753Hh=mL16UBoiVw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: David Newton <david@davidnewton.ca>, François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, public-respimg@w3.org, Tom Lane <tom@tomlane.me>
Oh, also Android ICS+ devices support WebP (in native browser & Chrome, at
least)

On 15 October 2012 18:24, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

> (Tom, please to capture this in the wiki as some degree of evidence for
> WebP usage on the Web)
>
> On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM, David Newton wrote:
>
> >
> > On 2012-10-15, at 12:52 PM, François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr(mailto:
> fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr)> wrote:
> > > | <picture>
> > > | <source type="image/webp" srcset="small.wp, medium.wp 2x, big.wp 3x">
> > > | <source srcset="small.gif, medium.png, big.jpg">
> > > | </picture>
> > >
> > > This is what I had in mind indeed; you don't need to define the
> possible values for the 'type' attribute: you can just say it should be a
> valid mime type.
> > >
> > > After that, it's up to browsers to define which mime types they
> support and which one they don't.
> >
> >
> > Yes, this is exactly what I was thinking too. In terms of what's out
> there now, I did some really quick searching and found some stuff.
> >
> > WebP in use:
> > Torbit using WebP:
> http://torbit.com/blog/2011/04/05/torbit-adds-support-for-webp/ and
> http://torbit.com/blog/2011/05/02/webp-statistics/
> > Opera Turbo proxy using WebP:
> http://googlesystem.blogspot.ca/2011/04/opera-turbo-uses-webp-to-compress.html
>
> This is useful data too:
> http://torbit.com/blog/2011/05/02/webp-statistics/
>
> "so far, we have converted 63,460 images from Torbit-enabled sites to the
> WebP format."
>
> I'm not sure what that means in context, but we should reach out to Torbit
> to get more data if we can. For example, how many sites are they serving to
> and how many users? If it's a significant number on the Web (hitting Chrome
> and Opera), then we might be in business with a demonstrable use case and
> requirements.
>
> >
> > Polyfills etc:
> > server-side browser detect to serve WebP-specific CSS to Chrome/Opera:
> http://code.anjanesh.net/2011/04/using-webp-image-format-for-browsers.html
> > JS solutions to load WebP when it's supported:
> http://nnucomputerwhiz.com/use-webp-images-with-jpeg-fallback.html and
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5573096/detecting-webp-support
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