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RE: XHTML+CSS single-source (multi-channel)

From: David Pratten <d1@jibekjoly.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 09:14:25 +0600
To: "'Lachlan Hunt'" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1EHC74-0000SL-Ed@maggie.w3.org>

Dear Lachlan,

Thanks for your reply.  

No, media queries does not do it for a few reasons.

1) Target documents (or channels) may themselves be multi-media.  For
example, a webpage .htm+.css output document (target or channel) would
usually contain both @media screen { } *and* @media print { } CSS
instructions.

2) Target documents may not be distinguishable based on media.  The target
document "A4 double-fold double-sided brochure" is printed on the same media
as the one that could be called "A4 double-sided text-only".

All the best

David

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lachlan Hunt [mailto:lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au] 
> Sent: Monday, 19 September 2005 8:42 AM
> To: David Pratten
> Cc: www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: XHTML+CSS single-source (multi-channel)
> 
> David Pratten wrote:
> > Today there is clear support for media-specific markup 
> (@media screen, 
> > @media print) however I have not found in current CSS features the 
> > ability to support multiple different types of screen output or 
> > printed output (targets or channels).
> > 
> > For example, here in Kazakhstan, at "Intimak" NGO we 
> publish the same 
> > health information as a webpage and as 2-fold double-sided 
> A4 brochure 
> > format and also A2 poster format...
> 
> This sounds a little bit like media queries.  Is this what 
> you're asking for?
> http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/
> 
> --
> Lachlan Hunt
> http://lachy.id.au/
> 
Received on Monday, 19 September 2005 03:14:47 GMT

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