Bruce details the reasons and story behind the srcset attribute which is now introduced as an alternative to the picture element. Some aspects of the attribute are nice (like the fact that it's an attribute and not a new element, so it's creating up new elements with for problems. It's adapting currently used elements to be more future-friendly), but some aspects are weird – like the totally foreign syntax (where did that come from?). There is also some worry that the elements that are proposed and introduced by the community get nowhere, but then a when someone at apple makes a proposal it gets new immediate support from the group. Anyways, either way I think one of these solutions (or a variant) should help alleviate much of the pain behind responsive images. At least the discussion is happening, no?
HTML5 adaptive images: end of round one | HTML5 Doctor
Those web authors in the W3C Resposive Images Community Group soldiered on in frustration that they were they being ignored because the problem itself wasn't seen as a problem. Then this week, Edw…