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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:14:31 -0700
Message-ID: <4CCA7457.8020306@inkedblade.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/28/2010 05:41 AM, Rune Lillesveen wrote:
> 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

Note that definition of the pixel has been superseded.
http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/specs/css2.1/px-unit
http://csswg.inkedblade.net/spec/css2.1#issue-149

~fantasai
Received on Friday, 29 October 2010 07:15:07 GMT

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