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Re: [csswg-drafts] [mediaqueries-4] Interaction Media Features make a rigid primary/"rare" distinction

From: Stu Cox via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2016 08:33:48 +0000
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APIs should avoid implying information to the developer something they
 don't have. I'm concerned that the nuances around `pointer: coarse` 
etc mean it'll frequently be misunderstood (and hence misused).

In our wish to let web devs detect allthethings automatically we 
forget that these things can be achieved in other ways.

As @detlevhfischer points, out a UI the developer thinks will mostly 
be used by those capable of fine accuracy can build it as such, yet 
make it accessible by ensuring it can be zoomed.

Alternatively, a developer could design a touch-friendly UI with a 
switch to allow the user to opt-in to a mode requiring fine accuracy: 
e.g. a toolbar which can be switched to show more icons at once (but 
smaller).

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