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Re: [csswg-drafts] [mediaqueries-5] `prefers-contrast: high` media feature doesn't account for macOS and iOS (#2943)

From: James Craig via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 21:11:27 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-671591980-1597093886-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
@frivoal wrote:
> When users set their preference for VSCode-like "max contrast", if a site doesn't have that theme, but does have the gmail-like "high contrast", getting at least that is better than nothing. so gmail queries for "high", and that matches both when the actual preference is "high" and when its "max". But VSCode specifically queries for "max", and so it only turns on that mode for people who prefer max.

I seems like the main disagreement is with the vocabulary. We're using the term "high" differently. 

To me, "high" contrast means ~"max or nearly max contrast"… iOS and macOS do not have a system setting for that (it's "increased" a.k.a. "higher, but not high"), but both those platforms _could_ have a true "high" or "max" setting, so I'm hoping we can avoid using the term "high." 

I wouldn't have thought "high" contrast would be a subjective term, but as it's clear several of us are interpreting it differently, it's likely that authors will too.


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