[whatwg] The <pic> element

Anselm Hannemann Web Development info at anselm-hannemann.com
Sun Jun 3 22:56:55 PDT 2012

Am 01.06.2012 um 21:19 schrieb Aaron Gustafson:
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:05 PM,  <whatwg-request at lists.whatwg.org> wrote:
>>> Why won't you do this with separate attributes?
>>> Of course this is much shorter to write but it confuses the masses of developers because this is not a familiar HTML/CSS-pattern.
>>> I would like to see it this style which is much more common:
>>> <pic src-xs="small.jpg" media-xs="(max-width:15em)" src-xl="large.jpg" alt="alt text" title="title text"></pic>
>> I don't mind either way, but this seems a bit more noisier and less compact.
>> <source> can be an option for authors who prefer separate attributes.
> I’m still digesting the overall proposal, but regarding the media-*
> and src-* attributes, my main concern would be limiting ourselves by
> prescribing a set number of sizes (e.g. "small," "medium," and
> "large") when in reality there may be more nuance in art direction
> than that. might accommodate.
> Cheers,
> Aaron

That is only partially true because this is just a proposal by me which can easily be changed to another not limiting syntax…
But nevertheless you might not have more than 9 different file-sizes, right? This is what is covered by mine (xxxs, xxs, xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl, xxxl).


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