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[whatwg] The src-N proposal

From: Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:47:44 +0100
Message-ID: <CACj=BEhzkc9VUtfbQPumOQ2KRvH-ibot+yuMSMRRYJ6DEDdgoQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
Following some discussion regarding the src-N proposal[1] on the
blink-dev[2] and webkit-dev[3][4] mailing lists, I think it's a good idea
to move the discussion to a vendor neutral list, where all vendors can
freely participate.

To sum up the discussion so far:
* The src-N proposal got the support of a few people in Blink, while some
people there don't support it.
* The WebKit community objects to the proposal and in particular to its
multiple attribute nature.
* There are signals from Mozilla that they're not interested in
implementing srcset and they would prefer to implement src-N. [5]
* The developer community and the RICG are rallying behind src-n, with work
on <picture> being discontinued in favor of src-N.

Most of the contention revolves around the fact that the src-N proposal
uses multiple attributes, with some people preferring a "list of lists"
micro-syntax inside a single attribute.

Given the importance of this feature to the Web platform as a whole, it's
fairly imperative that all stakeholders get a say - especially if syntax
modifications are on the table.

Yoav

[1] http://tabatkins.github.io/specs/respimg/Overview.html
[2]
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/blink-dev/tV3T1wHuXqE/SvWKxIyG6IIJ
[3] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2013-October/025763.html
[4] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2013-November/025809.html
[5] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=870021
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