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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] Normative definition of media types

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:35:03 +0200
To: "Simon Sapin" <simon.sapin@exyr.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.w1te0p2lf5de51@localhost.localdomain>
On Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:59:00 +0200, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>  
wrote:

>> * Import these definitions into Level 4.
>
> I would prefer just defining "screen" and "print", then deprecating
> the rest and making them explicitly match nothing.  That matches
> today's implementations better.

Yes, I completely agree with that. These two are the only media types that  
make any sense to use in practice given what implementations do, and we  
don't want implementations to move away from that, as media features are a  
much better tool to push to deal with the differences between various  
devices / media.

If we didn't have a compatibility problem, I'd even like to replace print  
with media features, but for legacy reasons, we will have to live with it.  
I still want to introduce media features that make it unnecessary for  
newly written pages, so that people can ignore media types entirely, and  
just use features.

  - Florian
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