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


Bug 870021 Summary: Implement srcset attribute on img CLOSED: WONTFIX:

Bug 870022 Implement picture element:

Implement src-n attribute on img element:

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.


src-n was proposed by a Google rep:

Divided on src-n in the discussion thread:!msg/blink-dev/tV3T1wHuXqE/SvWKxIyG6IIJ

Unlikely to move on anything unless WebKit does it first:

Client Hints refactor includes src-n:


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, above.




“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).




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


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


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?


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


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.


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


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


Is Apple even in the browser race anymore? Seriously?


The srcset proposal has landed into the W3C specifications ( . So, the HTML WG is not silent anymore.

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