[whatwg] Request for updating the srcset-specification?

Anselm Hannemann info at anselm-hannemann.com
Tue Aug 13 13:42:06 PDT 2013

Dear WHATWG members and editor(s),

as WebKit today implemented the srcset attribute [1] according to the W3C specification [2] 
I do think it is time to update the WHATWG specification [3] reflecting the syntax as written in W3C's spec.

Currently both specifications differ due to the different values. With WebKit doing the first step 
and developers claiming for the W3C syntax I hope this will be now adopted by WHATWG.
I also hope other browser engines jump on the train and will follow-up soon (and heard Blink is currently doing so).

Until now I also have never heard a big show-stopper about this syntax so this might be the right step to 
come to a quick and good solution and therefore to a first solution for responsive images.

[1] https://www.webkit.org/blog/2910/improved-support-for-high-resolution-displays-with-the-srcset-image-attribute/ 
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/srcset/w3c-srcset/
[3] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/embedded-content-1.html#attr-img-srcset

Thanks and Cheers,
Anselm Hannemann | @helloanselm | http.//helloanselm.com/

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