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

From: Jake Archibald <jaffathecake@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:49:36 +0000
Message-ID: <CAJ5xic-w1Q9vJNS96MSpH4a6vY2rSY2hCYGtkx26uoWS=RvWVA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Cc: Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>, liam@w3.org, robert@ocallahan.org, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, W3C CSS Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
That was my original idea back in January, but as Bjoern Hoehrmann
pointed out, mime types aren't flexible enough
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Jan/0012.html

On 19 February 2013 15:42, Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net> wrote:
> If only there were a standardized way of indicating the media type of a
> file...
>
> Like say, a centralized register where people could apply for their
> names. Preferably run by some standards body.
>
> Or to be blunt: Lets use mime types.
>
> Yoav Weiss skriver:
>> A common abbreviation for "jpeg2000" is "j2k".
>> Otherwise, you left out "apng" (again :) ) from the list.
>>
>> Regarding format variants (such as JPEG with arithmetic coding,
>> currently not supported by any browser, can provide files that are 10%
>> smaller on average), will there be some convention for their naming?
>> Will each variant added require a spec change?
>>
>> We should aim to prevent a situation where browsers add their own,
>> conflicting names for the same format variant. Will we need vendor
>> prefixes for that?
>>
>>
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