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Re: WebP, anyone using it?

From: David Newton <david@davidnewton.ca>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:09:28 -0400
Cc: "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com>, <public-respimg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <76B3C6A1-0F49-413F-8804-4FE133175E36@davidnewton.ca>
To: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>

On 2012-10-15, at 12:52 PM, François REMY <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

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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