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

From: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:37:28 -0800
Message-Id: <96E401CD-74EB-4EAD-A997-7A2B90F1CC54@gmail.com>
Cc: Jake Archibald <jaffathecake@gmail.com>, "liam@w3.org" <liam@w3.org>, W3C CSS Mailing List <www-style@w3.org>
To: "robert@ocallahan.org" <robert@ocallahan.org>
On Feb 18, 2013, at 12:50 PM, "Robert O'Callahan" <robert@ocallahan.org> 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? If not, we shouldn't encourage people to use them by supporting them here.

The OP request was not to support the formats, it was to identify the formats so that loading of unsupported formats could be skipped without an http request. So, while I don't expect significant use on the Web, I would expect some support for tiff and eps in some non-Web implementations, such as Prince or WeasyPrint, perhaps. Maybe even some ePub implementations? EPS is very common in professional print production, even for raster images (especially for CMYK). So is TIFF. 
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