HTML5 responsive images spat explodes

Earlier this week we reported on outlined proposals to deal with responsive images within web standards. Two options were provided: 'srcset' was proposed by someone from Apple, and the 'picture' polyfill was suggested as an alternative. The 'srcset' option has now made its way into the draft HTML5 spec, and developers are not happy.

Web developer Tim Kadlec appeared troubled on his blog by how the attribute made its way into the spec. He noted that a community group had been formed to discuss the issue, as suggested by the WHATWG, with the picture element gaining most support. Nonetheless, “[another] (partial) solution was proposed directly on the WHATWG list by an Apple employee [and while] the discussion was still taking place, and only five days after it was originally proposed, the srcset attribute (but not the picture element) was added to the draft”.

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