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Re: [csswg-drafts] [mediaqueries-5] UA guidance on light vs no-preference (#3857)

From: Myles C. Maxfield via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:29:46 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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Honestly, I don't quite understand why this issue is so contentious. Three major operating systems (four if you count iOS betas) all have the same concept: light vs dark. Android (and future versions of Windows?) have an in-between setting. This seems to map very naturally to the existing spec.

Expecting every web author to create a light mode and a dark mode of their entire site is unreasonable. Instead, this media query simply exposes a choice that the user has made. The page author can choose to incorporate that, or not incorporate that, into their design. We're not trying to (indeed: *can't*) make an alternative "dark mode" or "light mode" universe where every web page is dark or light.

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