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Re: Meet-up with browser representatives and the W3C

From: Shane Hudson <Shane@ShaneHudson.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 15:28:50 +0100
Message-ID: <CANYFvNPFBvLuvLNurb7uJRy=KYkmPaspKT6kguUy1GFtvY5mKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "matmarquis.com" <mat@matmarquis.com>
Cc: "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
Hi Mat,

It looks like I may be able to go afterall, my employer PMLA seem
interested in funding my trip to Paris to be a part of the meeting. So if
you could reserve a space for me, that would be great.


On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 6:44 PM, matmarquis.com <mat@matmarquis.com> wrote:

> All,
> We’re organizing a meet-up with Mozilla, the W3C, and as many browser
> representatives as we can gather so that we can discuss a way forward for
> responsive images. We’re hoping that meeting can take place on the 10th of
> September in Paris at the Mozilla offices (just before the CSS WG meeting,
> which starts on the 11th). So far we have confirmations from Apple, Adobe,
> Google, and Opera.
> The purpose of the meet-up is to discuss the current proposals
> ([1],[2],[3]), assess the obstacles to their implementations, and build
> some momentum. A little more detail:
> For the last couple of years, various folks—present company in
> particular—have been working towards finding a way to bring responsive
> images to the web. Although we now have three proposals on the table
> (srcset [1], <picture> [2] and client hints [3]), we've had trouble getting
> sufficient momentum behind browser implementations that would let the
> market decide which solutions fulfills the use cases most effectively.
> In the meantime, web developers have had to make do with custom pollyfills
> which often prevent browsers from loading the image resources until after
> the DOM was (at least partially) loaded and Javascript on the page has run.
> This directly hinders the performance work browser engineers have done over
> the years to optimize resource loading, and get requests on the wire as
> soon as possible, according to their priority. This leaves developers
> either giving up all the benefits of preloading or downloading unnecessary
> data, slowing down the overall load time and inflating bandwidth costs.
> Proposed agenda:
> 1. Introduction to each of the proposed solutions
> 2. Implementor feedback on the solutions
> 3. Overlap among solutions
> 4. Next steps
> Space is fairly limited, so let me know whether you’ll be able to attend
> as soon as you can. Thanks!
> -M
> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/srcset/w3c-srcset/
> [2] http://picture.responsiveimages.org/
> [3] https://github.com/igrigorik/http-client-hints



Shane Hudson (Website Developer -


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