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Re: aspect ratio as an attribute

From: Simon Miles-Taylor <smilestaylor@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:14:02 +0000
Message-ID: <CAGeVLLMrgZ-qH_Kamvdvff0fRrS6MJLJYtv5TiT_XROwPAb4Kg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam van den Hoven <adam@littlefyr.com>
Cc: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Alex Bell <alex@bellandwhistle.net>, "public-respimg@w3.org" <public-respimg@w3.org>, Paul Deschamps <pdescham49@gmail.com>, Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>, Tommy Hodgins <tomhodgins@gmail.com>, Jason Grigsby <jason@cloudfour.com>, Greg Whitworth <gwhit@microsoft.com>, "Hall, Charles (DET-MRM)" <Charles.Hall@mrm-mccann.com>, Jonathan Kingston <jonathan@jooped.co.uk>, Steve Claflin <steve@steveclaflin.com>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Hi Guys,

I would just like to say many thanks for your efforts in developing the
Picture Element.  There is a saying let the data tell its story.  And that
is exactly what the Picture element does with images. Best of all there is
no aspect, if you have to deal with variable image dimensions, it is a
godsend.  Thanks.

Merry Christmas to you all.

>From a very appreciative developer.


On 22 December 2016 at 23:22, Adam van den Hoven <adam@littlefyr.com> wrote:

> We *could* but I'm not sure that having the same attribute name that has
> two different meanings and two different effects on two similar elements is
> such a great idea. Aspect ratio is *mostly* enough for most cases so
> sticking with just the one attribute will probably be the least confusing,
> unless the plan is to deprecate <img> altogether in which case we can forgo
> adding new features to <img> and stick with <source>.
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 3:11 PM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:03:51 +0100, Adam van den Hoven <
>> adam@littlefyr.com> wrote:
>> Sorry, I was referring to the idea of redefining the height and width
>>> attributes to express resource dimensions.
>> Ah OK. Right, we can't do that for <img>. But we could for <source>...
>> --
>> Simon Pieters
>> Opera Software
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