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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:

>>[Original Message]
>>From: Justin Wood <jw6057@bacon.qcc.mass.edu>
>>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...
>>if it goes outside your domain tell those that would wish to do that, 
>>"this is meant"  or you could even add <style>@media ....
>>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 
>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.
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 UTC

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