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Re: What do we do with picture?

From: Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:40:30 +0200
Message-ID: <CACj=BEjPa6+5MgJCB9JuN8maWiEZOX-tH9Spvn9nOBZmm4jgCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
I agree with publishing as a note, for all the reasons you mentioned.

Are there similar pressures to move the use-cases document forward? Or is
this just for specs?


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> The Editors of the <picture> spec been under pressure from the HTML
> Working Group Chairs to take some action with regards to picture. We can
> continue to move it forward along the recommendation track or we can
> "end-of-life" it by publishing it as a Note. In light of the src-n
> proposal, I'm inclined for us to publish it as a Note. The rationale being
> that src-n does exactly the same things that <picture> was doing, but
> overcomes the shortcomings with <picture>, in particular:
>
> 1. we don't need a new element (picture) that represent something that
> semantically already exists in the platform (img).
> 2. we don't need to special-case the <source> element.
> 3. we don't need to have an element that accepts child elements (which
> browser vendors don't like).
> 4. we don't need to define all sorts of complex interactions between
> <source> and <picture> by monkey patching "media elements".
>
> The src-n proposal is by no means perfect - particularly the viewport-url
> syntax might need a little more love; but apart from that, it's basically
> all the goodness of <picture> in a nice little img package.
>
> So, does anyone have any objections to us publishing picture as a Note?
>
> --
> Marcos Caceres
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