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What do we do with Wikipedia?

From: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu <kanghaol@oupeng.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:25:48 +0800
Message-ID: <5265396C.5000600@oupeng.com>
To: Responsive Images Community Group <public-respimg@w3.org>
Three months ago, I was looking for some icons to use in our projects. I
noticed that Wikipedia had already output <img srcset> and I tweeted
"Just realized Wikipedia supports srcset="". Nice Job!".

I just realized an hour ago that this feature is not even on in any of
the shipped browser by default (it is under a runtime flag in Chrome),
and I yelled "Fuck!".

I am in the process of reading the srcN spec, and I noticed that folks
seem to prefer it to srcset in general. What do we do?

  1) Let it be (ie. do nothing, which means that it adds a lot more
     validation errors if srcN obsoletes srcset[1], but I doubt many
  2) Tell Wikipedia to stop.
  3) Amend the srcN spec to include srcset as deprecated feature.

Thoughts? Pushing a browser feature by contributing to MediaWiki seems
like an odd idea IMHO.

[1] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41346

== See Also ==

The changeset that enables srcset in MediaWiki


High-density display issues (tracking) xhdpi hdpi Retina high-resolution


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