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Re: additional download on screen shrinking

From: Dustin Hoffmann <dustintheweb@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:11:34 -0500
Message-ID: <CAA7gMmnis7Y5Di5FoSoV5+Y681gBWdjc+pW=MmdmtctCzF8_UA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>
Cc: John Holt Ripley <john.holtripley@googlemail.com>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
On Thu Oct 23 2014 at 5:02:52 PM Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws> wrote:

> OK, since you guys ask so nicely: https://codereview.
> chromium.org/674923004/
>
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM, Dustin Hoffmann <dustintheweb@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I've been curious about this for a long time. John, thanks for asking -
>> and Yoav, thank you for your response.
>>
>>
>> On Thu Oct 23 2014 at 3:56:23 PM Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws> wrote:
>>
>>> Yeah, that behavior is (intentionally) not specced, and left to the
>>> browser to do as it pleases.
>>> Current Blink behavior where smaller resources are downloaded when
>>> larger ones are already in the cache is a bug
>>> <https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=425701> and should
>>> be fixed. Unfortunately, I doubt I can get to that before Chrome 40
>>> branches, so I don't think it'd be released before Chrome 41.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:18 PM, John Holt Ripley <
>>> john.holtripley@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> I'm working with non-art directed images in a responsive layout, and
>>>> noticing that when shrinking the viewport, both Chrome and Opera are then
>>>> additionally requesting the smaller image instead of shrinking the already
>>>> downloaded asset.
>>>>
>>>> Is this the intended behaviour? I couldn't see anything in the spec
>>>> that determines this behaviour, so is it up to browser vendors to determine
>>>> how to handle this? (Or the browser itself to look at network speed and
>>>> make a decision from there?)
>>>>
>>>> I can see the need to request the new asset in art-directed cases
>>>> (within the Picture element for example), but in a simple srcset and sizes
>>>> situation is this additional download beneficial? Is the performance
>>>> implication of rescaling a large image offset by the network request?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>
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