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Re: CSS Validator gives errors when media=handheld

From: Miikka Leskinen <miikkaleskinen@mailforce.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 09:38:28 +0300
To: "www-validator-css at W3C (bugs etc.)" <www-validator-css@w3.org>
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On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 20:06:48 +0200, "PIO" <pio@netcom.no> said:
> 
> 
> You should NOT use media="handheld" if you are designing for
> colour-screen  
> PDA's and similar. As far as I know, the "handheld" media type is
> designed  
> for use with black&white/grayscale PDAs and cellphones which often only  
> have 2 or 3 font-sizes and 1 font-weight.
> 

Thank you so much for replying! I didn't know that at all.

Where can I find information on this? I have made hundreds of google
searches concerning media types and the recognized media type names that
one should use, but I simply can't find anything. If "handheld" is the
wrong option, then what should I use? I guess there aren't any standards
for these media type names, are there? If not, what names do the user
agents *usually* recognize? Or should I just forget any PDA or
small-screen support?

I'm confused. Could someone please provide some information on using
media types and the strings UAs identify? There isn't any on the web. It
goes without saying that one can't write websites without media types,
unless they're just text-based grayscale ones without layout and image
sizes of 100x100 at most.

Thanks.
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