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

From: Rune Lillesveen <rune@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:41:53 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.vladj3cv8isf1p@id-c1005.oslo.osa>
On Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:20:18 +0200, David Storey <dstorey@opera.com> wrote:

> The Nintendo Wii browser uses the TV media type if it is there otherwise  
> uses the Screen media type. It works better than handheld as there is  
> no, or less legacy content out there using TV which would break modern  
> browsers.
> I believe the TV media type is quite useful as modern TVs have pretty  
> big resolution now (so you can;t do the trick like with mobile for  
> applying style when the resolution is lower), but you want a somewhat  
> different experience on TV. You generally sit close to a desktop or  
> laptop so can have regular size text, while on TV you are usually  
> sitting back on the couch, so want to pump up the text size for example.  
> Using a TV media type makes it much easier to detect the user is on a  
> TV, providing browser vendors support it. TVs also come in a standard  
> set of resolutions (1080p/i 720, SD etc) so the TV media type in  
> combination with media queries for those resolutions can be quite  
> powerful if supported.

Pumping up the pixel size of a font based on physical DPI is only needed  
for broken UAs, right? See [1]

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/syndata.html#pixel-units

Rune Lillesveen
Senior Core Developer / Architect
Opera Software ASA
Received on Thursday, 28 October 2010 12:42:27 UTC

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