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Re: [whatwg] The <pic> element

From: Kornel Lesiński <kornel@geekhood.net>
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 02:41:04 -0500
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
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On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:56:55 -0500, Anselm Hannemann Web Development  
<info@anselm-hannemann.com> wrote:

>>>> <pic src-xs="small.jpg" media-xs="(max-width:15em)"  
>>>> src-xl="large.jpg" alt="alt text" title="title text"></pic>
>>>
>>> I don't mind either way, but this seems a bit more noisier and less  
>>> compact.
>>>
>>> <source> can be an option for authors who prefer separate attributes.
>>
>> I’m still digesting the overall proposal, but regarding the media-*
>> and src-* attributes, my main concern would be limiting ourselves by
>> prescribing a set number of sizes (e.g. "small," "medium," and
>> "large") when in reality there may be more nuance in art direction
>> than that. might accommodate.
>>
> That is only partially true because this is just a proposal by me which  
> can easily be changed to another not limiting syntax…
> But nevertheless you might not have more than 9 different file-sizes,  
> right? This is what is covered by mine (xxxs, xxs, xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl,  
> xxxl).

I initially presumed that any name could be used, similarly to data-*,  
e.g. src-foobar="" media-foobar="". However, that doesn't imply any  
ordering (attributes don't have order by definition), and that complicates  
source selection algorithm.

In that case I think the syntax with separated attributes is less clear  
than a microsyntax in a single attribute — list in a single attribute has  
obvious ordering and doesn't rely on an ordered set of predefined names.

-- 
regards, Kornel Lesiński
Received on Monday, 4 June 2012 07:41:37 UTC

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