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[whatwg] Built-in image sprite support in HTML5

From: Mike Hearn <mike@plan99.net>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 17:58:19 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikNfr7jPONxetqF728dd-DQ3gLF3SPTqZxUmGic@mail.gmail.com>
> Finally, there have been proposals for removing the need to sprite
> altogether, by allowing authors to send a bunch of resources packed
> into a single compressed archive, and just addressing individual files
> inside of it.

Yeah, I'd think this isn't really a problem that should be solved as
part of HTML5 but rather as improvements to the protocol level.
Spriting is after all just a hack around the strict 1-file-1-request
nature of HTTP and not something that's really fundamental.

For instance theoretically SPDY should solve this problem. Or indeed
so would HTTP pipelining, if it was used more often.
Received on Saturday, 29 May 2010 08:58:19 UTC

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