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Re: Fwd:[css4-mediaqueries] Bandwidth Media Queries

From: Florian Rivoal <florianr@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:43:56 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wb84vixq4p7avi@eeeflorian>
On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:09:40 +0200, Lea Verou <leaverou@gmail.com> wrote:

> Proposal by Chris Coyier: http://css-tricks.com/bandwidth-media-queries/

We have discussed this during the last conference call of the working  
group. The general feeling is that there is indeed a need here that is  
worth trying to address. Users on dial-up would probably appreciate it  
just as much as users on slow mobile connection.

However, we are not completely sure it can be done well. Various problems  
were raised on this mailing list and during the call: connection speed may  
vary, going by the type of connection (3g, wifi, dial-up...) instead isn't  
very reliable as it doesn't give you the actual speed, only the  
theoretical limit and you may very well find wifi connections that are  
slower in practice than 3g connections, the list of connection types would  
be hard to establish...

As it stands, this proposal is not something that can be included in the  
Media Queries specification, even at level 4. We would need a more  
detailed proposal to see how this works out, and in order to be able to  
evaluate it, having a few detailed use cases to test it against would be  
very useful. Contributions either on use cases or on detailed proposals to  
address this are welcome.

  - Florian
Received on Wednesday, 4 April 2012 17:39:38 UTC

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