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Re: [whatwg] HTML tags.Panorama, Photo Sphere, Surround shots

From: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:39:52 -0500
To: "'Tab Atkins Jr.'" <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "'Biju'" <bijumaillist@gmail.com>
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Cc: 'whatwg' <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>

Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 1:10 PM
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
To: Biju
Cc: whatwg
Subject: Re: [whatwg] HTML tags.Panorama, Photo Sphere, Surround shots

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 4:38 PM, Biju <bijumaillist@gmail.com> wrote:
> New cameras/phone cameras comes with Panorama, Photo Sphere, Surround 
> shot options. But there is no standard way to display the image on a 
> webpage. Can WHATWG standardize it and provide HTML tags.
> Photo Sphere https://www.google.com/maps/about/contribute/photosphere/
> Surround shot http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00057110/74008

These are just alternate image formats, yes?  In that case, browsers can expand their <img> support to allow pointing to these kinds of files.  They'd need some sort of native controls on the <img> element, I suppose.

I remember raising a similar issue with W3C/WhatWG/HTML5 WG circa 2007. At the time I seem to recall language in the spec that said <img> formats (and perhaps by extension) <image> formats in SVG were intrinsically rectangular. Perhaps I'm imagining though.

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