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Re: Proposal: Detecting JavaScript with Media Queries

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:51:58 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC-JWWEdaFg+ps21owVDdO-p_OQ28C1FrWxfzKUii4RYg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Nicholas C. Zakas" <standards@nczconsulting.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Nicholas C. Zakas
<standards@nczconsulting.com> wrote:
> On 1/3/2012 1:03 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Nicholas C. Zakas
>> <standards@nczconsulting.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>> I'd like to propose adding "script" support for media queries, so you can
>>> write queries such as:
>>>
>>> @media screen and (script) {
>>> ...
>>> }
>>>
>>> @media screen and not (script) {
>>> ...
>>> }
>>>
>>> This way, we'd never again have to use of these silly JS-based hacks just
>>> to change the appearance when JavaScript is enabled or disabled.
>>>
>>> Thoughts?
>>
>> Sounds pretty good.  The JS-based hacks are simple and easy, but
>> having this be a media query lets us keep our selectors simpler, and
>> lets the browser avoid attempting to match the other set of rules at
>> all.
>>
>> ~TJ
>
> Yup, that was exactly my goal. So...how can we make this happen? :)

I believe MQ is now under the purview of Florian and Sylvain, since
Anne left the group.  So they just need to put it in the idea bucket
for the next revision.

~TJ
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