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Re: [whatwg] Canonical Image and Color

From: Brian Blakely <anewpage.media@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:51:34 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJGQg4H8UdQvh1f5vphEAVAxzWufp5kAV-mMrOO8HLypEcweFQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> You are welcome to register these on the wiki and convince people to use
> them, sure. Seems like they already have solutions, though, as you show:

Would you kindly link me to the wiki?

> Sounds like this is already solved, then.

In a sense, but ultimately with caveats.  OpenGraph is very useful right
now, but Facebook can unilaterally change it or wipe it out entirely (both
have already happened to a degree).  Microsoft's color properties possess
mechanics that are extremely specific to how IE uses color in Windows.

Why isn't <link rel=icon sizes=""> sufficient?

That should suffice, I agree.  Meta Image can serve as a fallback when an
icon is not available – specifically, as an alternative to using a
programmatic screenshot of the app.  The principal concept in this Meta
Image proposal is to specify a graphic that represents the page content.
Received on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 17:52:24 UTC

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