[webkit-dev] The SrcN responsive images proposal

Timothy Hatcher timothy at apple.com
Thu Nov 7 16:50:20 PST 2013

On Nov 7, 2013, at 4:28 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 3:43 PM, Timothy Hatcher <timothy at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 7, 2013, at 2:38 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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:
> [...]
>>> 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.
> I have no idea what this means.  Could you restate your objection in
> some other way?  This is just a renaming request, mind, for an
> unreleased feature; it's not unusual.

Literally supporting "src-n" just to test the waters with the idea of introducing src-1..src-99 later is just an abuse of the HTML language and developers attention. Design something right and support it forever.

— Timothy Hatcher

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