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[whatwg] Built-in image sprite support in HTML5

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:14:08 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDs3=yay8HPmzLF0G3o3vtMsEquFvws7ewu6QedgJx9sA@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:09 AM, David Weitzman <dweitzman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Reviving an old question here: is there anything in current or
> upcoming web specs that should give me hope that I will eventually see
> a day when sprites are either unnecessary at a protocol level or
> easily supported in <img> tags?

The thread you're continuing answered that question.  The Media
Fragments spec allows one to address a piece of a sprite sheet as an
image (for use in <img> and the like) when it is supported.

On the protocol level, SPDY should reduce much of the pain of multiple
small resources, and make spriting unnecessary or at least less

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