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Wondering what the current standings are for the Responsive Images Community Group’s efforts? Look no further.

Mozilla

Bug 870021 Summary: Implement srcset attribute on img CLOSED: WONTFIX:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=870021

Bug 870022 Implement picture element:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=870022

Implement src-n attribute on img element:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=936481

Mozilla does not support srcset, has requested that it be dropped from the WHATWG spec, and is willing to explore the picture or src-n markup patterns.

Google

src-n was proposed by a Google rep:
http://tabatkins.github.io/specs/respimg/Overview.html

Divided on src-n in the discussion thread:
https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!msg/blink-dev/tV3T1wHuXqE/SvWKxIyG6IIJ

Unlikely to move on anything unless WebKit does it first:
http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2013-November/041397.html

Client Hints refactor includes src-n:
https://github.com/igrigorik/http-client-hints/#interaction-with-src-n

Apple

Officially silent. Adam Barth is doing the talking on behalf of WebKit on the WHATWG list—and is not a fan of the src-n pattern—but he officially represents Blink, not WebKit:
See http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2013-November/041397.html, above.

Microsoft

Silent.

WHATWG List

“Has anyone thought about using CSS?”

Maciej Stachowiak (WebKit) already shut this idea down for the obvious reasons, but hasn’t officially said anything about src-n (see: “Apple,” above).

HTML WG

Silent.

@marcoscaceres

HTMLWG is silent because they are all in China for TPAC, I think. Also, the discussion is not really happening there :)

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Wilto commented Nov 13, 2013

No blame intended! Just figure this is gonna be a template for rapid-fire digest updates, going forward. Maybe a weekly thing?

@nelsonpecora

This format is fantastic. I knew about Mozilla's srcset / src-n kerfuffle (and had to refrain from getting into a flamewar), but I didn't really know the positions of the other players. Isn't srcset at least mostly implemented in chrome-stable?

@chadsten

It's better than keeping with the discussions on #responsive, and all of the random articles. Thanks for the gist.

@roblarsen

Well, there's the one quote about src-n from Timothy Hatcher (Apple) " It is a grotesque perversion of the HTML language. Everyone seems to be taking that as evidence of the party line from Apple.

@dmethvin

Paraphrasing Churchill, src-n is the worst form of responsive images, except for all those other methods that have been tried.

@iandevlin

Good to see this altogether in one list, nice work Mat.

@scshepard

Is Apple even in the browser race anymore? Seriously?

@AurelioDeRosa

The srcset proposal has landed into the W3C specifications (http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/srcset/w3c-srcset/) . So, the HTML WG is not silent anymore.

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