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[Bug 12365] Add @fullsize to <img>

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Date: Sun, 08 May 2011 03:55:58 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #11 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-05-08 03:55:56 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: There are a variety of ways to do this already:

 <a href="big.jpeg" rel="..."><img src="thumbnail.jpeg" alt="textual

 <img src="thumbnail.jpeg" data-fullsize="big.jpeg" alt="textual replacement">

  <figcaption><a href="big.jpeg" rel="...">caption</a></figcaption>
  <img src="thumbnail.jpeg" alt="textual replacement">

 <object data="thumbnail.jpeg"><object data="big.jpeg">textual

  <summary><img src="thumbnail.jpeg" alt="brief textual replacement"></summary>
  <img src="big.jpeg alt="detailed textual replacement">

(The rel="..." values would be new values.)

If there's a problem to solve here, we should just pave a cowpath. If there's
no cowpath to pave, then it probably isn't a problem people are really having.
As far as I can tell, there's indeed not really a cowpath to pave. (Note that
just making an element available does not magically mean everyone will use it,
so if the problem is that people are not using a standard feature to do this,
merely providing one may not solve the problem.)

If the problem is just that there's nowhere to put script-specific data, that's
what the new data-*="" attributes are for, so that problem is solved.

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