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Re: @media in style attribute

From: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 13:48:32 -0400
Message-ID: <40AE40F0.90609@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ernest Cline wrote:

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>>From: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
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>>I have to disagree with you, in transclusions you could still add 
>>class="print_only" (if in your domain) which would still allow the print 
>>stuff since you do need to handle style="" yourself anyway...
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>>if it goes outside your domain tell those that would wish to do that, 
>>"this is meant"  or you could even add <style>@media ....
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>>in the transclusion parts, and it /will/ work for your code, if 
>>transclusion across domains is an issue add your site prefix to a root 
>>element in your transclusion code and using the stylesheet make sure 
>>your #<site> is part of the selector, as to not interfere with other 
>>servers.
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>It all depends upon how difficult you wish to make transclusions.
>Ideally, it would be possible for one to select an item, and simply
>inform your user agent that you want to use it as a transclusion.
>Using special class values to handle media types will only work
>well in such a scenario if those class values are made to have
>a fixed meaning in CSS.  That's not something that's going to
>happen.  If transclusions require authors to do detailed
>inspection and editing of their code to avoid potential clashes,
>then they will require too much effort to be useful.
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IMHO if it is as simple as that, then only what the author (doing 
inclusion) will see is what is intended for his current medium, so if 
you have a print-display none, then he won't see the print part and the 
print part won't be transcluded...

~Justin Wood
Received on Friday, 21 May 2004 13:50:00 GMT

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