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From: Sunyang (Eric) <eric.sun@huawei.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 08:23:44 +0000
To: Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>, "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
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Hi Mat

You just forward the email, or you miss some comment inline?
I do not see any comment from you.



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ռ: Edward O'Connor
: Re: Proposed adaptive image element

On Jun 25, 2012, at 2:49 PM, Edward O'Connor wrote:

Hi Mat,

Chairs and members of the HTML WG,

Ive posted a proposal for an adaptive image element to a W3C wiki here:

I definitely think that we should add some variety of adaptive bitmapped image asset loading to HTML; I've made such feature proposals myself.

That said, I think it would be a mistake to add such a feature *in the HTML5 timeframe*. We've already deferred several other features to HTML.next; if we're going to actually finish HTML5, we need to stop taking on new features for it.

Ill definitely defer to you guys on matters of process, as Im well outside of my wheelhouse there. My only concern is the effect this decision could have on the time between introduction and a potential native implementation, if any. If this should be put off until HTML.next, what impact would that likely have?

This is a rapidly growing problem, and has been for some time. I worry about putting off the potential for a native solution, as developers find increasingly creative ways to work around the issue  or, perhaps worse still, simply opt to serve images that account for the highest common denominator at an additional bandwidth cost to users who may see no benefit.


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