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

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 23:03:32 +0100
Message-ID: <18743.564.545411.764670@opera.com>
To: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@adobe.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Also sprach Thomas Phinney:

 > >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'?
 > I'm wondering if the functionality allows correction of graphics
 > for cases where the screen resolution is 1280x1024 (5:4), but the
 > physical screen is a 4:3 aspect ratio. In other words, non-square
 > pixels....

No. I can sympathize with your motivation, but the use case is far
outside of scope for media queries.

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Wednesday, 3 December 2008 22:04:25 UTC

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