[whatwg] <picture> / <img srcset> not needed

Aldrik Dunbar aldrik at gmail.com
Thu May 17 07:24:49 PDT 2012

On 2012/05/17 09:17, Scott González wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 7:30 AM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95 at gmail.com>wrote:
> > How common will it be for modern UAs to render pages to monochrome
> > displays using future HTML5 graphics features? How many of the monochrome
> > displays that are left will be attached to systems with modern heavy-weight
> > software? In fact, the only systems I know of that come close to being
> > monochrome are handhelds whose software isn't ever updated, and terminals
> > that aren't even used to display bitmaps. So I have to ask, for how long
> > will color-depth negotiation be a strong enough use case to warrant this
> > feature?
> >
> I don't think this should just be about device capability. Users with
> vision problems may opt-in to high contract mode and you may need to load
> different resources based on this.

I think assertive technology's can handled high contrast and colour 
blindness filters (additional images aren't really needed). Also 
monochrome can already be catered for with SVG/CSS.

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