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[css3-mediaqueries] clearer wording for 'orientation' and '*aspect-ratio' for paged media

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 12:14:20 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20081224171420.GA29773@pickering.dbaron.org>

We revised the wording for 'height', 'width', 'device-height', and
'device-width' to make it clearer how they behave in paged media.
For example, the definition of 'height' is:
  # The ‘height’ media feature describes the height of the targeted
  # display area of the output device. For continuous media, this is
  # the height of the viewport. For paged media, this is the height
  # of the page box. 

I think we should make similar clarifications to 'aspect-ratio',
'device-aspect-ratio', and 'orientation'.  In particular, I think
'aspect-ratio' and 'orientation' should be like 'height' and
'width', while 'device-aspect-ratio' should be like 'device-height'
and 'device-width'.

It might even be good to define 'aspect-ratio' and 'orientation' in
terms of 'width' and 'height', and define 'device-aspect-ratio' in
terms of 'device-width' and 'device-height'.


L. David Baron                                 http://dbaron.org/
Mozilla Corporation                       http://www.mozilla.com/
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