Anders Norén

How The HTML Element Was Created

Scott Gilbertson for Ars Technica:

It is one thing to decide a new HTML element is needed. It’s quite another thing to actually navigate the stratified, labyrinthine world of Web standards—especially if no one on your team has ever done such a thing.

Great piece on how the sausage was made when web developers, web standards bodies and browser developers reluctantly came together to implement the <picture> element, which (hopefully) will give us a standardized solution for responsive images. What a mess.