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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] tv and screen media types

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:28:35 -0700
Message-ID: <4CC74803.70805@inkedblade.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/26/2010 11:45 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> According to an internal bug report that I cant' figure out how to
> access, Google TV's browser will not respond to the TV media type,
> because there are enough 'screen' stylesheets on the web that doing so
> would produce too much breakage for Gtv users.
>
> The same applies to media types like 'handheld' and 'projection' -
> Opera, I know, has to go through some ridiculous contortions to try
> and respect them when they exist without breaking the web otherwise.
>
> I suggest that the 'tv', 'handheld', and 'projection' media types be
> allowed to match at the same time as a 'screen' media type.  That way
> Google TV could use both 'screen' and 'tv' media types.  As well,
> Opera could use both 'screen' and 'projection' when the browser was
> fullscreened, and both 'screen' and 'handheld' on phone browsers.
> (Other browsers could as well, of course.)

That would break anyone using these media types properly, i.e.
expecting 'screen' not to apply when their 'handheld' sheet is
enabled.

~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 21:29:10 GMT

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