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Re: Meet-up with browser representatives and the W3C

From: Walter Stevenson <wstevenson@besentient.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:05:04 +0000
To: matmarquis.com <mat@matmarquis.com>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CE18316D.10638%wstevenson@besentient.com>
Mat et al,

A few senior technologists from my company would love to attend, but we're
curious: are you trying to keep the number of participants to a bare
minimum of very active and very influential voices -- or is this open to
responsive-imagery enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes?

Walter Stevenson

On 7/26/13 1:44 PM, "matmarquis.com" <mat@matmarquis.com> wrote:

>Wečre 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. Wečre 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
>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 youčll be able to attend
>as soon as you can. Thanks!
>[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/srcset/w3c-srcset/
>[2] http://picture.responsiveimages.org/
>[3] https://github.com/igrigorik/http-client-hints
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