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RE: New responsive images proposal

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:38:34 +0100
To: "'Robin Berjon'" <robin@w3.org>, "'HTML WG'" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01c001cebb6d$b76df870$2649e950$@tink.co.uk>
Robin Berjon wrote:
"Tab published this:
     http://tabatkins.github.io/specs/respimg/Overview.html

As a responsive images proposal, it certainly has a number of interesting
properties. It address the use cases well while catering to fallback and
without excessively crazy syntax."

It looks like a good approach. It also has the merit of extending the
capability of an existing element, so there is already good accessibility
support in the form of the alt and longdesc attributes.

I wonder whether there might be instances where it was necessary to alter
the alt text based on the src selection though? The art direction use case
means that the content of the image could change substantially.

Taking Tab's example:

"The following three crops of the same image can be used on various screen
sizes, where different designs call for different image shapes and sizes: 
Three crops of the same image. The first shows President Obama talking to a
soldier in hospital scrubs. The second is zoomed out, showing more soldiers
standing around them.  The third is zoomed out even further, showing even
more soldiers and more of the hospital room."

There's a reasonable case for the alt text to change depending on which
version of the image was served up.
 
Léonie.

 
-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin@w3.org] 
Sent: 27 September 2013 10:31
To: HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)
Subject: New responsive images proposal

Hi,

Tab published this:

     http://tabatkins.github.io/specs/respimg/Overview.html

As a responsive images proposal, it certainly has a number of interesting
properties. It address the use cases well while catering to fallback and
without excessively crazy syntax.

--
Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 27 September 2013 10:38:57 UTC

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