[whatwg] <imgset> responsive imgs proposition (Re: The src-N proposal)

Anselm Hannemann info at anselm-hannemann.com
Tue Nov 12 00:22:19 PST 2013

On 12.11.2013, at 09:08, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela at cs.tut.fi> wrote:

> 2013-11-12 9:58, Adam Barth wrote:
>> Unfortunately, we can't add new tags to head.  If the parser sees a
>> tag it doesn't recognize in the head, it creates a fake body tag and
>> pushes the tag down into the body.
> But you could use <style type=text/foobar>...</style>, with a suitable value for foobar, like x-imgset. This could even be handled with a polyfill in old browsers (JavaScript code that reads such elements and interprets their content).
> Yucca
> (who would still prefer text/css)


while one could do that, we want to introduce a new web-standard.
What you describe is a hacky solution which might work but is far away from a standard-syntax (it’s only misusing an existing header element)
and from what it looks like and what I know from old quirky browsers this might not be bullet-proof.


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