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Re: Creating Responsive Images (New Group)

From: Jason Grigsby <jason@cloudfour.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:02:51 -0800
Message-ID: <CADQU=pMbpm_WXEnt9=f-DB=-h41y2GeVeccfzJyc_jPCDwwqkg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>
Cc: Simon B├Ąchler <b@chler.com>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>
On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws> wrote:

> Mostly that image formats are hard since you have to build an entire
> ecosystem around them (processing/editing tools, display in native image
> software of the different OSes, etc). So I would say that the main hurdles
> would be political and financial, rather than technical.

I know Yoav knows this as he was one of the main instigators of this, but
it is worth pointing out that the picture element type attribute tackles
one of the biggest hurdles. It allows someone to supply a new image format
while also providing fallbacks.

So whenever people gripe too much about the new responsive images formats,
I take solace in the fact that if someone comes up with a magical new image
format that just solves everything, they'll still be relying on picture to
help the new format be adopted.

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