[webkit-dev] The SrcN responsive images proposal

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sat Oct 19 18:00:29 PDT 2013

My initial impression is that it seems a bit overengineered.

 - Maciej

> On Oct 19, 2013, at 4:39 PM, Yoav Weiss <yoav at yoav.ws> wrote:
> Hello WebKiteers,
> I'd like to get the project's opinion on a recent responsive image proposal by Tab Atkins dubbed srcN: http://tabatkins.github.io/specs/respimg/Overview.html
> This proposal covers all the major responsive images use-cases: DPR based resource selection, viewport dimensions based resource selection and art-direction.
> It does so while avoiding previous implementor concerns regarding the <picture> element and its complexity, and while providing better authoring tools for viewport based resource selection than previous proposals.
> The srcN proposal does come to replace the srcset DPR switching syntax which recently landed in WebKit (an effort I was a part of). OTOH, srcN's x-based URL syntax replicates srcset's DPR syntax, so I believe large parts of that code can be reused in srcN's implementation.
> Will the project welcome patches implementing the srcN proposal? (Possibly behind a flag)
> Thanks,
> Yoav
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