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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#37567 closed feature request (wontfix)

srcset turn OFF button on WP UI

Reported by: kerepes.andras Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


From WP 4.4+ scrset screws up all lazy loading plugins, and makes makes gallery unusuable for mobile devices. (because if then is 100 images in a gallery, it loads 150MB to the mobile device before displaying the first thumbnail, of course nobody will wait for it) (sometimes srcset loads the original images in mobile for thumbnail...)

A simple TURN OFF button would fix all of these problems, until the srcset will work better.

Change History (2)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description @kerepes.andras
5 years ago

then -> there

#2 @Clorith
5 years ago

  • Component changed from Gallery to Media
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version changed from 4.5.3 to 4.4

I don't think a button will be beneficial here, most users won't know what srcset is, let alone what option to pick, which goes against our core philosophy.

There are already plugins to disable the functionality for those who wish to do so.

I would say it's on the creators of lazyloading plugins to leverage the new possibilities srcset provides them with, if they're not using it right, and end up sending large amounts of data to the end user, that's on them, srcset will make your device pick the image that best fits and load that one to reduce the amount of data user.

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