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Re: [csswg-drafts] [mediaqueries-5] duplication of `forced-colors: active` and `prefers-contrast: forced` (#5433)

From: James Craig via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:24:36 +0000
To: public-css-archive@w3.org
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As I understand them, these are the main arguments made in **favor** of keeping `prefers-contrast: forced`: 

1. Shortens the media query that would match any combination of forced colors *or* contrast preference: the shorter boolean `@media (prefers-contrast)` as opposed to `@media (prefers-contrast) or (forced-colors)`.
2. Reduces the likelihood that authors will overlook users who have forced colors that don't match either contrast-specific value: `less` (reduced contrast) or `more` (increased or high contrast). The follow-on justification for this (if I understand correctly) is the premise that ~"all users who have either forced colors or any contrast preference will also have a desire for reduced visual complexity, such as removing decorative background patterns."

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