[webkit-dev] Double-Resolution (Retina) Images - Re: -webkit-image-set

Tom Penzer tpenzer at mailcan.com
Tue Apr 24 11:42:04 PDT 2012

I would prefer something that works gracefully with img html tags, without relying on CSS. Plus, it's the user agent that needs to make the decision of which asset to request, not the server.

-Tom P.

On Apr 23, 2012, at 9:28 PM, Kalle Vahlman <kalle.vahlman at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/4/24 Tom Penzer <tpenzer at mailcan.com>:
>> Hi Everybody!
>>        As a first-time poster, I am sorry ahead of time for any lapses in
>> etiquette. I am seeking feedback for my (hopefully relatively painless in
>> practice compared to the alternatives - i.e. -webkit-image-set and html5
>> <image>) proposal to solve the problem of 2x-res (double-resolution) images
>> with our current HTML and CSS standards for devices with high-resolution
>> displays, such as 3rd Generation iPads and 4th generation iPhones and newer.
> This seems like a perfect use-case for the @media rule of CSS, does it not?
> It's obviously not up-to-date in its definition (eg. handheld devices
> are not "typically small screen, limited bandwidth" anymore), but on
> the other hand it allows undefined types as well so nothing prevents
> implementers to extend it beforehand (like is done with most CSS
> properties anyway).
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