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Re: [css4-images] Add format() hints to image()

From: Jake Archibald <jaffathecake@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:51:24 +0000
Message-ID: <CAJ5xic_30CuLGezSsMogQmcGcAVndE4j9y2RgE6bN=iTEPXQ4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: liam@w3.org
Cc: robert@ocallahan.org, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, W3C CSS Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
Thinking about bmp, tiff, tga, eps again, I'm not sure there's a
use-case there. True, they're supported by some software (eg Prince),
but if you're using them you tend to be writing for a specific UA, so
you don't really need format negotiation. Is that fair to say?

If so, we could stick with the formats likely to be negotiated across
the web, namely:

mpo (3d format support by DS browser)
jxr (jpeg xr, supported in IE)

With the following thrown in for compatibility:



On 18 February 2013 22:07, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-02-19 at 09:50 +1300, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 3:11 AM, Jake Archibald <jaffathecake@gmail.com>wrote:
>> > mpo (3d format support by DS browser)
>> >
>> bmp
>> >
>> tiff
>> > eps
>> >
>> Is there any significant use of these formats on the Web, or any reason to
>> start using them?
> Maybe someone at Google or Microsoft would have an answer to that.
> I'm not aware of any Web browser that handles Tiff natively today, but
> the format is used in the print world, and likely to grow in the future
> (unfortunately, since TIFF is a mess). It's the most widely interchanged
> lossless multi-layer format other than (proprietary) psd -- something
> needed for printing in colour (typically CMYK layers).  I'd be happy to
> encourage use of something else (MNG?) but there isn't really a
> substitute right now.
> BMP is default for Microsoft Paint, or used to be, and one still
> encounters them sometimes.
> Liam
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