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Re: Is there a CSS media query for EPUB (or, later, PWP)?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2015 06:56:25 +0900
Cc: Dave Cramer <Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com>, Elika Etemad <fantasai@inkedblade.net>, W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <76653B32-A515-4D97-9B30-036717A28D42@w3.org>
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>

> On 31 Oct 2015, at 06:15, Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com> wrote:
> 
> Epub isn’t media – itmdpesnt belong in an MQ.  If you look at the differences between MQ3 and MQ4 you’ll see how they’ve (rightly) simplified it to only includes  a core set of thongs

To be fair I do not really care about the terminology. MQ4 does include media types and media features and I think it is a legitimate question whether there is a way to characterize and EPUB or, eventually, similar publications. Is it a print media? An EPUB should probably be considered as a screen media type, so the question is whether there are (and whether there should be) media features that differentiate them from other presentations.

Ivan



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> From: Ivan Herman [mailto:ivan@w3.org]
> Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 3:58 PM
> To: Dave Cramer <Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com>
> Cc: Elika Etemad <fantasai@inkedblade.net>; W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Is there a CSS media query for EPUB (or, later, PWP)?
> 
> Dave,
> 
> the subject line may just show my ignorance. But is there such a beast? Should there be?
> 
> I was looking at the proposal for a new style sheet for W3C documents. A sample document is at:
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> http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/design/w3c-restyle/2016/sample <http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/design/w3c-restyle/2016/sample>
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> There is  really neat trick, which is based on media queries, on pushing the TOC on the left of the screen (if it is large enough), or to have a small sign on the lower left hand corner of the screen for a narrow screen. It is neat, but if the document is converted into an EPUB, it becomes unnecessary. After all, the EPUB structure requires a TOC; in many respect, that TOC on the left reproduces what Reading Systems do (and they do no matter what). The cleanest would be to control that via a media query…
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> Just an idea very early in the morning:-)
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> Ivan
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