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RE: [css3-mediaqueries] feedback on device-aspect-ratio, aspect-ratio and orientation

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 08:23:37 -0800
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
CC: Www-style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5D97C7EB4695104AB6345E56FE356B193642558A30@NA-EXMSG-C125.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
> This syntax has been stable for over six and half year (for
> device-aspect-ratio). Do we really want to fiddle with that? (There are
> two implementations too.)

Isn't HTML5 going to stick to floats for the video element's pixel aspect ratio ? [1] Does SVG ever need to define this as well ? There may be very good reasons to express aspect ratios in different ways based on industry practice, data formats, the unit being described, existing implementations etc. I have no opinion on which format is better but I'm asking if specs should try to align as authors' lives may be marginally more difficult if some aspect ratios must be set as floats and others as fractions.

[1] http://lists.whatwg.org/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2008-October/016588.html


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