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Re: MWABP: Revised text for Device Capability Detection.

From: Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 12:16:17 +0100
To: "Adam Connors" <adamconnors@google.com>, "Rotan Hanrahan" <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Cc: "Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG" <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uvrqxfjbh8on37@bruce-pc>
On Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:53:57 +0100, Adam Connors <adamconnors@google.com>  

> Great. Bullet-point added... Would somebody more familiar with the
> technology be able to supply a short summary please.

How about: CSS  provides a mechanism called media queries  
http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/ whereby developers can provide  
stylerules depending on certain attributes of the device such as  
device-width, aspect ratio, number of colours supported. This can reflow  
content, provide different fonts or differently-sized backgroud images, or  
hide images etc.

- sidenote; if CSS has "display:none" for an image/ element with a  
background image, should we recommend that it not be downloaded until it's  
needed, or would that introduce too much delay if CSS or JAvaScript  
subsequently changed that display value?
Received on Friday, 19 June 2009 11:18:51 UTC

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