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Re: Feedback on Image modules

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 15:28:09 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=QqWNGSnjAw9_n1JbygcMaCwYpkYC6Ctr91Cd4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anthony Ricaud <anthony@ricaud.me>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Anthony Ricaud <anthony@ricaud.me> wrote:
> And when a new format will come out, every UA will download this new format since it knows nothing about it.

That's no worse than today's world, where every UA downloads *every* resource.

> Plus, it ties the URL to the file format which is not a good idea.

Theoretically, sure, but in practice the file extension is a very
strong indicator.

> Wouldn't it make more sense to use the same logic as @font-face : format() ? Only known formats are downloaded.

Possibly.  That's a bit clumsier in the functional notation, but it
might work in a different syntax.

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