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Re: [whatwg] Media queries, viewport dimensions, srcset and picture

From: Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:39:13 -0400
Message-Id: <DE159BB2-0EB7-4878-AC89-B3EA5F845F5E@matmarquis.com>
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On May 29, 2012, at 6:49 AM, Florian Rivoal wrote:

>> * It has two attributes that could easily be confused as doing the
>> same job. There's little clear logic as to why they're split, from an
>> authors viewpoint.
> 
> It might be confusing, but there is logic in the splitting:
> 
> srcset="....." lets you describe the properties of a set of
> equivalent images, and the browser decides which
> one is more appropriate given the environment.
> 
> <picture><source media="..." lets you decide which image
> should be displayed based on the properties of the medium
> you're displaying on.
> 

This makes perfect sense, and certainly seems to cover all of the potential use cases of `picture` and `srcset` alone  even so far as preserving the brevity of the original proposal, in cases where that markup pattern is most appropriate.

Is it fair to say that `srcset` will likely remain drafted as a solution to the resolution issue alone, and that `picture` with `srcset` functionality added should be handled as a separate proposal altogether? Just looking for some guidance on how to proceed from here.

Thanks,
Mat Marquis
Received on Monday, 11 June 2012 21:39:46 UTC

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