jarry1250 at gmail
Apr 23, 2012, 10:43 AM
Post #2 of 2
Magnus Manske wrote:
Re: Multiple image versions with fallback
[In reply to]
> In continuation of the recent discussion, might this work for showing
> SVGs directly in browsers that can do so, etc.?
I would argue that SVGs are a poor use case here (a better one being
high-density JPGs such as those used by Retina displays).
Specifically, there are two main reasons in favour of serving PNGs over
* Uniformity. Instead of having to optimise against many different
browsers' implementations of SVG specifications, SVG users only have to
optimise against one (rsvg).
* SVG capability. Some browsers won't badly render SVG images, they'll just
refuse to show them at all (this is a receding factor bbut obviousl one of
Bandwidth considerations come in a poor third (especially considering some
PNGs are larger than their SVG equivalents).
That said, it's interesting stuff, if incredibly bleeding-edge at the
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