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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] addition of a VR media type

From: Scott Kellum <scott@scottkellum.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:04:56 -0400
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <554A4F0C888248DEAEAC6691E7C12A1C@scottkellum.com>
Here are some unique features of a VR head mounted display:

- high field of view
- Stereo 3D
- positional tracking**

**Positional tracking appears to be built into the Firefox test build as a display feature however this may be better specced as an input letting developers decide how to implement that data. I currently lack the hardware to test this. 


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On Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Aug 1, 2014 7:40 AM, "Scott Kellum" <scott@scottkellum.com (mailto:scott@scottkellum.com)> wrote:
> >
> > Virtual reality is becoming more mainstream and it would be useful to have a VR media type. VR has a number of unique characteristics that a website might need to adapt to, such as dramatically increased field of view. This means content or interface elements may need to be brought in from the edges of the screen, FOV adjustments, depth adjustment of 3d objects, and possibly input changes will need to be made based on the VR media type.
> >
> > As VR support is starting to show up in Firefox test builds and JS libraries it would be great to see the spec embrace this new media type. 
> Well, we don't do media types any more (check out the spec for the deprecation reasoning), but I'd support a new media feature for detecting this stuff.
> What are the independent features of a VR display that would cause you to alter the styles of your page?
> ~TJ
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