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[whatwg] add html-attribute for "responsive images"

From: Anselm Hannemann - Novolo Designagentur <anselm@novolo.de>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:07:37 +0200
Message-ID: <D6FD630B-D916-4ABD-A468-ABF3EB665A7B@novolo.de>
Am 06.09.2011 um 08:36 schrieb Ashley Sheridan:

> On Tue, 2011-09-06 at 07:15 +0200, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> Le 5 sept. 2011 ? 15:07, Anselm Hannemann - Novolo Designagentur a ?crit :
>> > Why should we use inline-styles once again? Why should we load content images with CSS? What about accessibility? Where to add alt-attribute / title / ARIA etc.?
>> Not exactly what is happening.
>> There is a URI with an image without a javascript and/or CSS activated.
>> The CSS changes the image dynamically depending on the user experience context controlled by mediaqueries.
> Yes, but the point is, the alternative images you may want to display for visitors on a smaller screen/resolution could be completely different from the original image (cropped shot not showing all the detail, etc). Ergo, you lose the accessibility because you now can't textually represent it in the alt tag.

Right you hit the nail on the head. And, by the way, how should we work with your solution, Karl, and a CMS or CSS files from a static domain? Is no one building a dynamic site?
Received on Tuesday, 6 September 2011 00:07:37 UTC

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