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Re: Meet-up with browser representatives and the W3C

From: Anselm Hannemann <info@anselm-hannemann.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:31:09 +0200
Cc: public-respimg@w3.org
Message-Id: <0BA874A9-4721-43D6-85A1-E8FC706AF864@anselm-hannemann.com>
To: "matmarquis.com" <mat@matmarquis.com>
Hey guys,

thanks for organizing this!
But it is a very unfortunate date for me. I need to be in Switzerland on September 10th by 6pm for a conference.
I am now considering how I could manage to participate the meeting as I'd love to see you there.

Do you already have a time-table in mind? This would help me sorting out if it's possible for me.


Am 26.07.2013 um 19:44 schrieb "matmarquis.com" <mat@matmarquis.com>:

> 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
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