[whatwg] The src-N proposal

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at apple.com
Sun Nov 17 05:16:16 PST 2013

On Nov 17, 2013, at 4:49 AM, Timothy Hatcher <timothy at apple.com> wrote:

> On Nov 16, 2013, at 11:30 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This entire discussion, for months, has been entirely about syntax.  I
>> don't think I've seen a single person talk about semantics, nor do I
>> think it would make much sense to do so.
> Maybe semantics is the wrong word. I feel (and others agreed on webkit-dev) that the "srcset" term better represents this and syntactically using a delimiter instead of multiple attributes is more tenable.
>> The aesthetic concerns *are* personal, as it's an opinion about
>> whether you think it looks good and is understandable or not.  Some
>> people like it, some people don't.  It's not a big deal.
> It is a big deal. Humans need to use this for years to come. Settling on something that is polarizing is a big deal.

Without starting a debate on what semantics or aesthetics mean, syntax is a big deal.  A bad syntax can totally kill a feature.

- R. Niwa

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