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Re: Picture Element Explanation.

From: Christopher Schmitt <schmitt@christopher.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:16:04 -0600
Cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Paul Deschamps <pdescham49@gmail.com>, Jason Grigsby <jason@cloudfour.com>, public-respimg@w3.org
Message-Id: <36342E25-AE96-446F-A5B5-F25CC9D1052F@christopher.org>
To: steve@steveclaflin.com

> On Mar 6, 2015, at 9:59 AM, steve@steveclaflin.com wrote:
> It amazes me how things circle around - this reminds me of the old Netscape lowsrc attribute, which I believe was an attempt to resolve the same basic issue.

Which is why I named the JS RWD image swapper “HiSRC”. 

>  Too bad that kicks off an additional request.


> The whole preloading thing is a bit of a double-edged sword.  There are a number of pages that really hang some browsers for me (nhl.com in Chrome comes to mind), for which I believe the issue is way too many remote dynamically generated images (aka advertisements) all trying to load at once.

Christopher Schmitt
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