Re: Proposed adaptive image element

Hi David,

>  I would argue that
>  almost all new features should go to the continuous "living
>  standard" version first.

One of the problems with that approach is accessibility of the
features may be lacking when it reaches the HTML WG level thus
requiring retrofitting, i.e. canvas. My hope is that an accessible
adaptive image element is specified by design.

Best Regards,

On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 8:12 AM, David Carlisle <> wrote:
> On 25/07/2012 13:45, Laura Carlson wrote:
>> It would be good to get other opinions. Should specification of
>> adaptive images be postponed? What do working group members think are
>> the pros and cons of postponing?
> HTML5 makes a lot of sense as a stable, edited version of HTML,
> that people and HTML generators can target.
> But as such, it should be a _subset_ of the facilities implemented in
> browsers. Editorial work on HTML5 should be restricted to clarifying and
> formalising the moving target which is that WhatWG spec and actual
> implementation coverage.
> If new features requiring browser implementation are added to HTML5
> without being implemented in browsers and without being added to the
> WhatWG version then that is going to be confusing for everybody and
> makes HTML5 lose its rationale as being a stable snapshot of the ongoing
> html development.
> So given the model of a continuous development happening at WhatWG
> (either thought of as an organisation or as a W3C Community Group) and
> development of numbered specifications happening here, I would argue
> that almost all new features should go to the continuous "living
> standard" version first. (Practically speaking that is likely to be the
> quickest root to getting trial implementations in browsers as well).
> David
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