[whatwg] The src-N proposal

Markus Ernst derernst at gmx.ch
Wed Nov 20 10:32:34 PST 2013

Am 20.11.2013 06:24 schrieb Bruno Racineux:
> On 11/19/13 12:12 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Nov 2013, Markus Ernst wrote:
>>> I can't recall the reasons why Florian's proposal of combining
>>> <picture>
>>> and @srcset fell out of the discussion. To me it still looks like the
>>> most useable draft so far.
>> I responsed to proposals along those lines last year:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2012Aug/0070.htm
>> l
>> Search for "multi-element" for the specific response to proposals that
>> involve multiple elements.
> There are other concerns against any non-centralized approaches like
> <picture>.


> Any author used to the flexibility of css shouldn't have the burden to
> deal with hard-coded unalterable stuff like that. It's as bad as an inline
> css-style to deal with.

I do totally agree with you. AFAICS, all proposals with a significant 
amount of support (picture, srcset, src-N) share this problem. I don't 
have the impression that adding centralization has much support right 
now. Anyway, once there is a consent about the respImg syntax, it may be 
easier to propose a centralisation mechanism at the CSS side, e.g. some 
variable or constant useable in the MQ.

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