minlare minlare - 5 months ago 9
Javascript Question

<picture> src (active source)

Is there a way to retrieve a

<picture>
element's currently used source in javascript without using the viewport width / pixel density?

Something similar to
<select>:selected


Can anyone shed any light on this?

Answer

The <picture> element is still experimental so I do not think there is an API to get the "active" source yet. I did however find the following issues for the <picture> spec expecting the element to have a currentSrc element.

https://github.com/ResponsiveImagesCG/picture-element/issues/223

currentSrc is the behaviour I also would have expected but currently it is simply not implemented in Chrome or FireFox.

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