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Re: Features and fixes incompatible with backward compatibility

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 17:51:56 -0800
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To: "www-style@w3.org Style" <www-style@w3.org>
We're in danger of revisiting the nostalgia of the last discussion, and the one before that, and…well, as they say, even nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

… I think it would be of great help to this mailing list if we all re-read the previous discussions on this topic, before we post much more.

On Feb 20, 2012, at 12:13 , Charles Pritchard wrote:

> Eyeglasses and jumbotron are a dead horse at this point; or a red herring. I don't know. We've got media queries to adjust for jumbotron and eye glasses.

Web pages explicitly designed for the unexpected displays are easy.  It's all the rest of the pages on the web that are hard.  

Eye-glass and jumbotron displays are probably niches; but the era of 'normal' desktop computers being the only ones we need bother with, is over.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 01:52:50 UTC

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