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Re: Defining safe areas for media devices and set top boxes

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 09:00:11 -0600
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <15D559AC-9EA4-4FF2-8589-8C8BB92792EA@apple.com>
To: Joćo Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>

On Dec 9, 2010, at 5:55 , Joćo Eiras wrote:

> Because not having a CSS media query would require browser sniffing to decide whether to apply the safe area or not. I did mention that the safe area might exist or not, depeding on cable used, type of TV, where the user agent runs and other unpredicted conditions. It could run on an external device or on the TV itself. But I'm repeating myself.

I am sorry if I am being dense;  how do you 'browser sniff' what kind of cable or display are connected?  And why do you need to sniff at all if the pages are specifically designed for this environment?

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2010 15:00:45 UTC

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