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Re: Meet-up with browser representatives and the W3C

From: Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:48:51 +0200
Message-ID: <CACj=BEi02g8PAbBa50qac0gK7iLXJazuUvb6F+eKrmB13dKVfg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Walter Stevenson <wstevenson@besentient.com>
Cc: "matmarquis.com" <mat@matmarquis.com>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
Hi Walter,

Since space is fairly limited, it would probably be best to send out one
person that would participate and represent your company's position on the
various solutions.

Thanks,
Yoav


On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:05 PM, Walter Stevenson <wstevenson@besentient.com
> wrote:

> Mat et al,
>
> A few senior technologists from my company would love to attend, but we're
> curious: are you trying to keep the number of participants to a bare
> minimum of very active and very influential voices -- or is this open to
> responsive-imagery enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes?
>
> Best,
> Walter Stevenson
>
>
>
> On 7/26/13 1:44 PM, "matmarquis.com" <mat@matmarquis.com> wrote:
>
> >All,
> >
> >We¹re organizing a meet-up with Mozilla, the W3C, and as many browser
> >representatives as we can gather so that we can discuss a way forward for
> >responsive images. We¹re hoping that meeting can take place on the 10th
> >of September in Paris at the Mozilla offices (just before the CSS WG
> >meeting, which starts on the 11th). So far we have confirmations from
> >Apple, Adobe, Google, and Opera.
> >
> >The purpose of the meet-up is to discuss the current proposals
> >([1],[2],[3]), assess the obstacles to their implementations, and build
> >some momentum. A little more detail:
> >
> >For the last couple of years, various folks‹present company in
> >particular‹have been working towards finding a way to bring responsive
> >images to the web. Although we now have three proposals on the table
> >(srcset [1], <picture> [2] and client hints [3]), we've had trouble
> >getting sufficient momentum behind browser implementations that would let
> >the market decide which solutions fulfills the use cases most
> >effectively.
> >
> >In the meantime, web developers have had to make do with custom
> >pollyfills which often prevent browsers from loading the image resources
> >until after the DOM was (at least partially) loaded and Javascript on the
> >page has run. This directly hinders the performance work browser
> >engineers have done over the years to optimize resource loading, and get
> >requests on the wire as soon as possible, according to their priority.
> >This leaves developers either giving up all the benefits of preloading or
> >downloading unnecessary data, slowing down the overall load time and
> >inflating bandwidth costs.
> >
> >Proposed agenda:
> >
> >1. Introduction to each of the proposed solutions
> >2. Implementor feedback on the solutions
> >3. Overlap among solutions
> >4. Next steps
> >
> >Space is fairly limited, so let me know whether you¹ll be able to attend
> >as soon as you can. Thanks!
> >
> >-M
> >
> >
> >[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/srcset/w3c-srcset/
> >[2] http://picture.responsiveimages.org/
> >[3] https://github.com/igrigorik/http-client-hints
>
>
>
>
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