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Re: @type attribute on <source> elements

From: Aaron Gustafson <aaron@easy-designs.net>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:09:38 -0400
Message-ID: <CALWPYzELx5PRNMb=+UiSrEay+z11X_bpxx189giUHUF8MdsRPg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Clements <huperekchuno@googlemail.com>
Cc: "Nathanael D. Jones" <nathanael.jones@gmail.com>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:21 AM, David Clements
<huperekchuno@googlemail.com> wrote:

> I've been pondering this as a background process for the past hour or so...
>
> I think I'm seeing the point - by having browser skip an unsupported MIME on
> a type attribute it avoids unnecessary HTTP requests and possibly even
> broken images whilst allowing developers to specify modern MIME types with
> JPG/PNG/GIF fallbacks?


Yeah, that’s the gist of it.

Cheers,

Aaron

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Easy Designs, LLC
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