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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] (min-resolution: 0dpi) is false in several browsers.

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:17:05 -0700
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: François REMY <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr>, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@kozea.fr>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <20121021191705.GB24971@crum.dbaron.org>
On Sunday 2012-10-21 12:01 -0700, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 8:39 AM, François REMY
> <fremycompany_pub@yahoo.fr> wrote:
> > |  (It there a convention in English or in specs that "positive" means
> > |  "strictly positive" rather than "positive or zero"?)
> >
> > This was discussed a while back and, in English, the definition of
> > 'positive' excludes zero (to the contrary of French & Dutch definition). To
> > refer to 'strictly positive or null' the wording in use is 'non-negative' if
> > I remember correctly.
> 
> Given that the last several editors of MQ3 were French and Dutch, my
> hypothesis that it was just sloppy wording, and not actually intended
> to exclude 0, seems to be well-supported. ^_^

The wording in question was introduced in
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-css3-mediaqueries-20081015/#values and
was not in
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-css3-mediaqueries-20070606/#units .

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2008Mar/0444.html
makes it look like the distinction (positive means non-zero) was
intended.

-David

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