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Re: User Agents Do Not Implement Absolute Length Units, Places Responsive Design in Jeopardy

From: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:45:40 +0200
Message-ID: <63C8306BCAB249CF9ADF2BCABE662E76@FREMYD2>
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "Brian Blakely" <anewpage.media@gmail.com>
Cc: "Brad Kemper" <brad.kemper@gmail.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Are you basicly saying that since no solution is perfect we should have no 
solution to the problem at all?

To me, it seems like the physical size of a device is (nearly) sufficient 
enough to adapt your design (Input/Output methods available should be taken 
in consideration too). If you want to challenge that idea, feel free, but 
come up with cases where having physical measurements of the device is a bad 
thing or don't help to solve a layout choice problem.




-----Message d'origine----- 
From: Boris Zbarsky
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:34 PM
To: Brian Blakely
Cc: Brad Kemper ; www-style@w3.org
Subject: Re: User Agents Do Not Implement Absolute Length Units, Places 
Responsive Design in Jeopardy

On 10/26/11 4:38 PM, Brian Blakely wrote:
> Applications are typically intentionally created for certain classes of
> device

The result of that approach is that new classes of device are locked out
of using the application.  We don't actually want to encourage that, in
my opinion.

That is, assuming device characteristics other than the ones you
actually queried for based on a media query is exactly what one should
_not_ do.

-Boris 
Received on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 21:46:07 GMT

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