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New CSS working draft: media queries

From: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 20:23:50 +0200 (MEST)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <15051.25687.802722.858650@lanalana.inria.fr>
A new working draft of the CSS working group has been published
today, called "Media queries"[1]. From the abstract:

    HTML4 and CSS2 currently support media-dependent style sheets
    tailored for different media types. For example, a document may use
    sans-serif fonts when displayed on a screen and serif fonts when
    printed. "Screen" and "print" are two of the media types that have
    been defined. To describe in more detail what type of devices a
    style sheet applies to, this document proposes media queries.

    A media query consists of a media type and one or more expressions
    to limit the scope of a certain style sheet. Among the proposed
    media features that can be used in expressions are "width",
    "height", and "color". By using media queries, content presentations
    can be tailored to a range of devices without changing the content

    Finally, it is proposed that the media features described in this
    document should be registered in IANA's central registry for media
    feature vocabularies.

As usual, the CSS working group hopes for comments (positive or
negative) on this mailing list.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/

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