[whatwg] Built-in image sprite support in HTML5

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 10:14:08 PST 2011

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:09 AM, David Weitzman <dweitzman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Reviving an old question here: is there anything in current or
> upcoming web specs that should give me hope that I will eventually see
> a day when sprites are either unnecessary at a protocol level or
> easily supported in <img> tags?

The thread you're continuing answered that question.  The Media
Fragments spec allows one to address a piece of a sprite sheet as an
image (for use in <img> and the like) when it is supported.

On the protocol level, SPDY should reduce much of the pain of multiple
small resources, and make spriting unnecessary or at least less


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