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

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 18:35:26 +0100
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2cgdj452p83bjm0nfsc5sc6g7dqmogcujk@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>I talked it over with Håkon today and the person responsible for  
>implementing Media Queries in Opera. We feel that the 'orientation'  
>feature is actually sufficient and we could do away with 'aspect-ratio'  
>and 'device-aspect-ratio'. The use cases for not caring so much about  
>screen size, but wanting to know something about the aspect ratio seem to  
>be about orientation.
>
>Are there strong reasons for keeping the aspect ratio related features  
>other than 'orientation'?

Making a style sheet for e.g. a slideshow that adapts properly to a tra-
ditional 4:3 screen versus a increasingly common 16:10 screen would then
be a bit difficult (you would have to have some elaborate conditions in-
volving min-/max-width/height). I don't think 'orientation' is granular
enough.
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