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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] Syntax connecting MQ to CSS 2.1

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:16:24 -0700
To: Øyvind Stenhaug <oyvinds@opera.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090630221624.GA21710@pickering.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2009-06-11 19:06 +0200, Øyvind Stenhaug wrote:
> The Media Queries syntax section[1] says that "The media_query_list  
> production defined below replaces the medium production from CSS2".  
> However, according to the grammar in the latter document[2] a media rule  
> may contain a comma-separated list of 'medium' tokens. My interpretation  
> is that one would then end up with something like this:

Yeah, this seems wrong.

One possible fix would be to say that for CSS usage of media
queries, the "media_query" production replaces the "medium"
production from CSS 2.1.  This would mean that "@media {}" would be
invalid.  This would leave the "media_query_list" production to be
used only by other specifications.

I think the next easiest change would be to make an editorial change
to CSS 2.1, and add another production:
    : medium [ COMMA S* medium ]
and then change both the "import" and "media" productions to
reference media_list instead of writing out the above syntax by hand
in both places.  Then css-mediaqueries could says that
media_query_list replaces media_list.  This would mean that "@media
{}" is valid.

For what it's worth, Gecko accepts "@media {}" (as meaning the same
as "@media all {}").  (I think it has since I implemented media
queries, but didn't before.)


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