[whatwg] Features for responsive Web design

Anne van Kesteren annevk at annevk.nl
Tue May 15 02:57:09 PDT 2012

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Matthew Wilcox <mail at matthewwilcox.com> wrote:
> Please, have you taken a look at the latest idea?
> http://www.w3.org/community/respimg/2012/05/13/an-alternative-proposition-to-and-srcset-with-wider-scope/

It was quoted and replied to in the email you just replied to.

It has many problems. It adds a level of indirection, it imposes
constraints on where the resources are located and how they are named,
it requires access to the <head> element for adding an image in a blog
post, and it makes processing of URLs conditional on information
provided elsewhere. These are all significant issues.

I also do not see how it addresses the pixel density use case. You
cannot use a media query for that because a media query queries the
pixel density of the device, it does not *set* the pixel density of
the resource.

Anne — Opera Software

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