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Re: What do we do with picture?

From: Jason Grigsby <jason@cloudfour.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:36:59 -0400
Message-ID: <CADQU=pN3J3fAfWj2he3iCSb4UNb2T--2Zm_t2SzUGVoCNH_fCw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
It was only 20 days ago that src-n was first discussed on this list.

I *think* I like src-n. It seems to have a lot of promise. But after months
or years of discussing picture and srcset, I feel like I need more time
before saying, "Yeah, src-n is a winner."

Seems strange to be asked to drop picture so quickly. Is the same request
being made of srcset?

If I were a betting man, I'd say our energy is going to figuring out if
src-n will work or not. So it is probably low risk to move picture to a
note now, but it does seem premature. If we move it to a note and then we
find that src-n doesn't live up to its promise, then what's the process to
resurrect it?

My guess given the fact people have been trying to kill picture for quite
some time, if it is published as a note, there is no going back. So we
better be damn sure we're cool with src-n.


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

> 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.
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