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Re: CfC: to publish "The srcset attribute" specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 08:42:24 +0000
To: Fred Andrews <fredandw@live.com>
Cc: "Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com" <paul.cotton@microsoft.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9F8790D8C0FF4EEFB8E867EB25A6D76F@marcosc.com>

On Tuesday, 5 February 2013 at 02:06, Fred Andrews wrote:

> I object to the "The srcset attribute" specification being
> published as a FPWD on the basis that the design makes no attempt
> to meet many of use cases and requirements of the 'Use Cases and
> Requirements for Standardizing Responsive Images' and that the
> editors refuse to consider design changes that would meet these
> use cases

As one of the editors of the Use Cases document, I'd like to say that both Hixie and Ted have, in fact, attempted to work with the RICG to address all the use cases listed in the Use Cases and Requirements document with srcset (bugs are listed in [1], where you can see the discussions that took place). The fact that some of those use case are not *yet* met is not from a lack of trying on both sides and certainly not grounds to block publication - some use cases were poorly articulated, wishful thinking, or just invalid. The point of the FPWD _is_ to help us move forward and to see if there is support for either or both approaches. We don't expect to a have a complete solution as of FPWD - in fact, we know there are many problems with both proposed solutions. 

Fred, you clearly know what you are talking about here (technically, probably more than I do and I both implemented a version of srcset and co-wrote <picture>). Can I please ask you to remove your objection and work with us constructively. Blocking publication of either spec does not  help the specs get the wider review they need. All your issues can be, and should be, addressed after we publish. 
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-respimg/2012Nov/0024.html

Marcos Caceres
Received on Tuesday, 5 February 2013 08:42:53 UTC

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