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Re: Defining safe areas for media devices and set top boxes

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 21:29:04 +0100
Message-ID: <1875897066.20101206212904@w3.org>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: João Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Monday, December 6, 2010, 9:06:45 PM, Brad wrote:

BK> On Dec 6, 2010, at 9:27 AM, João Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt> wrote:
>> Sorry, that's not acceptable. I'm working in an HD tv and state of the art media devices. If they connect with an RCA cable, the content is cropped, so a simple cable can make a big difference. I did mention that in the very first email. So I'd like to keep this discussion around the media query issue.

BK> What did I say that took it out of being a media query issue? I
BK> merely suggested that the same query to find devices with an
BK> unsafe zone would also find devices with interlacing. So I was
BK> wrong; it also finds people who are using the wrong cable. Right?

Brad how about you step back a little and consider if, just maybe, there might be something to learn from an entire industry segment (TV) instead of assuming that everything they do is dumb and stupid?

You never know, Web-on-TV and TV-on-Web just might be important technologies in the coming years.


BK> So you want a new query term that not only supports a dying
BK> technology (CRTs), but also inappropriate yet still somewhat workable hardware set-ups.

Since the very post you quoted mentions HDTV and 'state of the art media devices' the relevance of your comment is debatable and its tone, inappropriate.

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 Chris Lilley   Technical Director, Interaction Domain                 
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead, Fonts Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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