Responsive images – end of year report

We’ve making progress on the responsive image front in modern browsers, but alas, we’re at an impasse. As noted by Opera rep Bruce Lawson:

The outcome of the meeting was that isn’t a viable option. Browser makers don’t like the fact that it’s a new element that does the same as (or what should do if we were speccing it today), and that it depends on multiple nested children…

…The Paris meetup’s most immediate outcome was agreement that srcset + DPR-switching is the right initial step forward (i.e., the 2x, 3x, etc. syntax).

Bottom line, the consensus is moving toward srcset over a new picture element but no modern browsers are yet shipping with it.