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Re: srcN - Alternative to picture and srcset

From: David Newton <david@davidnewton.ca>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:56:34 -0400
Message-Id: <23B0029A-9D47-4611-ACC5-4E05B21ECEDF@davidnewton.ca>
To: "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
I think this approach has a lot of merit. Personally, I'd like to also see the file type use case addressed.

Dave


On 2013-09-27, at 7:27 AM, Mark <mark.mcdonnell@bbc.co.uk> wrote:

> Please consider my short reply a +1 for this concise combination of the source/srcset work.
> 
> I'll need to have a read through the provided specification to get a better understanding of implementation.
> 
> But looking good.
> 
> M.
> 
> On 27/09/2013 12:15, Yoav Weiss wrote:
>> Personally, this looks like a huge improvement over existing proposals.
>> 
>> It combines picture art-direction handling (each srcN attribute is an equivalent to picture's <source>), srcset's DPR switching (almost the same) and new viewport switching syntax which has 2 main advantages over srcset's viewport switching syntax: It is DRYer and enables relative units.
>> 
>> The attribute name part feels hacky, but it's something I can live with both as a developer and as someone likely to implement this.
>> 
>> +1 from me.
>> 
>> Yoav
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Marcos Caceres <marcos@marcosc.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> Tab Atkins has put forward and alternative proposal to both srcset and picture:
>> 
>> http://tabatkins.github.io/specs/respimg/Overview.html
>> 
>> It combines what was originally in <source> and `srcset` into a "srcN" attribute. Example:
>> 
>>   <img src1="(max-width: 400px) pic-small.jpg"
>>        src2="(max-width: 1000px) pic-medium.jpg"
>>        src="pic-large.jpg"
>>        alt="Obama talking to a soldier in hospital scrubs.">
>> 
>> Please take a look and discuss. I've cc'ed Tab who I'm sure can answer any questions.
>> 
>> Kind regards,
>> Marcos
>> --
>> Marcos Caceres
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
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