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Re: Image sprites use cases

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 05:15:14 -0700
Message-ID: <4A9BBED2.3060906@mit.edu>
To: Patrick Garies <pgaries@fastmail.us>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Patrick Garies wrote:
> Yeah, it would be nice to have a compression package that carries a
> batch of images and allows you to address them individually in a form
> like "images.zip#image1.png"; that way, you get another layer of
> compression, one request, and you don't have to calculate or specify
> region information.

Actually, the proposal would be a package with a manifest, then you 
address the images normally and they get loaded from the package in 
browsers that support it (and one by one from the web server in ones 
that don't).  That way it's even backwards compatible and can be rolled 
out as soon as desired.  See http://limi.net/articles/resource-packages 
for a very initial proposal draft; comments welcome.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 12:16:03 GMT

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