[whatwg] The <pic> element

Kornel Lesiński kornel at geekhood.net
Mon Jun 4 00:41:04 PDT 2012

On Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:56:55 -0500, Anselm Hannemann Web Development  
<info at anselm-hannemann.com> wrote:

>>>> <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.
> 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).

I initially presumed that any name could be used, similarly to data-*,  
e.g. src-foobar="" media-foobar="". However, that doesn't imply any  
ordering (attributes don't have order by definition), and that complicates  
source selection algorithm.

In that case I think the syntax with separated attributes is less clear  
than a microsyntax in a single attribute — list in a single attribute has  
obvious ordering and doesn't rely on an ordered set of predefined names.

regards, Kornel Lesiński

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