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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Nov 15 14:39:34 PST 2013

On Fri, 15 Nov 2013, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> These examples... do not look good.

I presume you mean that they don't look good in the <style> case, but 
actually, I don't know if that's accurate. Don't forget that in many cases 
the page will have multiple such images. You have to duplicated the img-* 
markup in each case. You only have to give the <style> block once.

> This is a subset of CSS, yes, but the line dividing "what you can use" 
> from "what you can't" is rather windy, rather than being clear-cut and 
> simple.  People will regularly get this wrong.

That's a valid concern, I think.

FWIW, my original thought in this direction (which I unsuccessfully tried 
to peddle in #whatwg) was to use a dedicated language rather than 
something backwards-compatible with CSS.

> A further, and kinda killer, problem with this is that it *can't be 
> reasonably polyfilled*.

The main idea of Adam's idea is it doesn't have to be, no?

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