[webkit-dev] The SrcN responsive images proposal

Timothy Hatcher timothy at apple.com
Thu Nov 7 15:43:39 PST 2013

On Nov 7, 2013, at 2:38 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Timothy Hatcher <timothy at apple.com> wrote:
>> As I replied before, there should only be one attribute — srcset.
> I have a serious suggestion - could we rename srcset to src-n
> (literally, "src-n"), and then just ship it?  This puns in three
> interesting ways:
> 1. If src-N is never accepted, it's still an attribute that holds N
> src values, so src-n works well.
> 2. If src-N is accepted, but as a single attribute, src-n is just
> named perfectly to match the proposal name.
> 3. If src-N is accepted fully, the obvious ordering is clearly src-1,
> src-2, src-3, ..., src-n, which matches the fallback we want.
> A guaranteed "last fallback" is legitimately useful for the full src-N
> proposal, so I'm totally okay with integrating that into my proposal.
> This'll let us ship now, and then continue to discuss src-N for a
> while, with whatever solution we land on still having a consistent
> name. Win for authors no matter what the result is.

No, you are just asking for support to muddy the waters and make the web your science project.

— Timothy Hatcher

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