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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 22:44:35 +0000
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Agenda+ to discuss dropping the "no-preference" value from 'prefers-color-scheme'. At this point, every single browser only exposes a bi-state, matching either `light` or `dark`. Users don't have a way to distinguish between "don't care" and "I really want a light page", and we shouldn't pretend that they do by defining a value for it.

If a future browser *does* want to expose that difference, the web will have already frozen to treating `light` as meaning `default`, and we'll have to expose the "I really want light" as a different value, like `bright`.

(This is a bad situation and I'm quite annoyed we ended up like this, but c'est la vie.)

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