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Re: Print, monochrome, and high-contrast

From: David Newton <david@davidnewton.ca>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:14:55 -0400
Cc: Mathew Marquis <mat@matmarquis.com>, public-respimg@w3.org
Message-Id: <ECAEDD85-ABBE-402B-8361-21E236468786@davidnewton.ca>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Does it have to be a website? Isn't ePub basically HTML? It might be far simpler to find cases of people optimizing images for ePub viewing on the Kindle.

On 2012-10-25, at 3:02 PM, Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Thursday, 25 October 2012 at 19:54, Mathew Marquis wrote:
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>> On Oct 25, 2012, at 2:21 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
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>>> Hi all,  
>>> We are still lacking any evidence that show images have been adapted for the following three scenarios/use cases:
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>>> * Print
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>> Where there isnít currently any decent solution to a serving up screen/print appropriate images on a single page we canít necessarily point to anything identical, but itís not hard to see where a site like Flickr or SmugMug would be able to make use of this.
> Again, this goes without saying :)  
>> Iím certain Iíve seen sites that offer reasonably-sized images alongside links to high-resolution images for the sake of printing. Iím hoping others chime in here; Iíll search, in the meantime.
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> Yes please.   
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>>> * monochrome  
>>> * high-contrast
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>> Likewise, itís tough to reliably detect when a user is in high-contrast mode as things stand now, so we might be hard-pressed to find an example of image swapping in the wildówhich is not to say they donít exist, but I donít know of any.
> Are there any sites specifically built for users with visual impairments?  
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>> Iíve mostly been using this and ďmonochromeĒ as examples of the inherent flexibility of the media query approach. I think the important thing is to make sure that concept is well represented somehow.
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> Again, no disagreement on the fundamentals. However, the powers that be are asking explicitly for direct evidence of this in the wild:
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> To quote Hixie [1]:
> "Is this a real use case or a theoretical one? Until we didn't support it,  
> nobody once mentioned that it was a use case they cared about -- they only  
> mentioned dimensions as being the issue."
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> If I can't show Hixie that we have at least 1 website, then I can't reasonably expect him to accept this use case.  
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> [1] http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2012-September/037146.html
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> Marcos Caceres
> http://datadriven.com.au
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