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From: Eric Portis <lists@ericportis.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:23:53 -0600
To: public-respimg@w3.org
Message-ID: <227FFC37-54F4-45EA-B209-7A5ED8BC184A@ericportis.com>

## The Fat Lady Sings
***Mamma don't take my code-a-Chrome-38***

With the necessary [responsive-element 
laid, Yoav posted an [“intent to ship” 
re: the `picture` element over on the Blink-dev mailing list this week; 
the feature received the necessary support. Meaning that, barring any 
crazybugs, meteor strikes or other such unforeseen calamities, the 
`picture` element is finally, officially, *definitely* going to ship 
[un-flagged](https://codereview.chromium.org/401403003/) in Chrome 38 
(in late September/early October) and Opera 25. Canary builds from here 
on out will support the feature by default, too.

Much implementation work remains to be done. `picture`, `srcset`, and 
`sizes` have been fully implemented in Gecko but are still behind flags 
in Firefox Nightly. The WebKit implementation has a ways to go. We’re 
still waiting on an official “yes, we’re implementing this” from 
IE. And it will take a while for these features to trickle down to 
mobile browsers, where they’re needed most. But! It feels great to 
have one foot, firmly planted.

## dev.Opera posted an excellent introductory article
***Le nozze di Figuring-out-the-new-markup-by-example-o***

Andreas Bovens posted [something 
great](http://dev.opera.com/articles/responsive-images/). I particularly 
like how he emphasizes the link between markup features and use-cases, 
and accompanies each example with a graphical key so that you can tell 
what problems the markup is trying to solve at a glance.

When [linking to the article](
Andreas’ fellow Opera employee (and [`picture` element 
Bruce Lawson offered these words of encouragement:

> if my dull brain can understand it, yours can.

## Assorted tools you can use

### ...to lose those validation blues

The [W3C Validator](http://validator.w3.org/) now accepts and provides 
helpful advice on the new markup.

### Or perhaps you look better in red?

We’re [re-printing the RICG tees over at Cotton 
Bureau](https://cottonbureau.com/products/ricg). Sale ends August 5th!

### View source, up-sped

Mat Marquis wrote a Chrome extension which calls out pages using 
`picture` with a little badge (of approval, presumably). It’s called 
“[Picture in 
Mike Taylor quickly coded-up a [Firefox add-on  that does the same 
they both live in [this GitHub 

## In your “I”s
***♫ the light, the heat ♫***

Finally, as the RICG begins to look beyond responsive *images* – to 
element queries, and beyond – we realize that we need a new name. Or 
at least a new “I.” We’ve set up a suggestion box 

And yes, [“Insaneclownposse” has already been 

See you in a couple of weeks!

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