[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #35725: Add WebP support.

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Thu Mar 18 17:41:04 UTC 2021

#35725: Add WebP support.
 Reporter:  markoheijnen                         |       Owner:
                                                 |  adamsilverstein
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  5.8
Component:  Media                                |     Version:  3.5
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing has-unit-    |     Focuses:
  tests needs-dev-note dev-feedback              |

Comment (by atjn):

 Replying to [comment:106 adamsilverstein]:
 > > I still think that numbers are not high enough to force it's use.
 > @spacedmonkey For unsupported browsers, one possibility is to use an
 async [https://github.com/Modernizr/Modernizr/blob/master/feature-
 detects/img/webp.js capabilities check] then lazy load a
 [https://github.com/chase-moskal/webp-hero shim] if required. We may want
 to consider the caniuse numbers with a little salt, they
 [https://twitter.com/_developit/status/1367158704219504641 may not be

 Usage statistics should definitely be taken with some skepticism, but the
 criticism you're linking to is objectively wrong (see the comments from
 Statcounter). I think Jason misunderstood how the service works
 fundamentally. In my experience, Statcounter is pretty solid.

 Having a fallback to a browser shim for a few years sounds like a great
 idea to me.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/35725#comment:110>
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