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Re: Image sprites use cases

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 09:57:37 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909060757i53a4e873s5ee4ede3c26ce1f5@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, Alex Kaminski <activewidgets@gmail.com>, www-style@w3.org
On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 12:39 AM, Brad Kemper<brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> Not that I am holding my breath waiting for browsers to support multi-layer
> file formats or anything. But it does seem like layers (or frames in a gif
> animation file, perhaps) would be well suited for keeping strongly related
> and same-size resources like this together and easily accessible from CSS. I
> would love to see something like this in an <image> spec, if there was a
> multi-layer unencumbered format that compressed as well as, say, PNGs.

Of course, that's basically just using the layers as a packaging
format for the individual images, and is effectively the same thing as
just zipping them together, modulo some technical details.

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