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[mediaqueries4] media query v. unit for "ensure minimum hit target size" use case

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:21:32 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <m2ehiudi8j.fsf@eoconnor.apple.com>

The primary use case for the 'pointer' MQ seems to be to provide authors
with the ability to ensure their hit targets are sufficiently large. (On
'fine' pointing systems, hit targets can be very small, but on 'coarse'
pointing systems, their minimum useful size is quite a bit larger.)

I think the Principle of Least Power applies here. Media Queries can be
used to radically change the layout of pages. But if all we're trying to
do is let authors put a nail in a wall, we shouldn't give them bazookas.
A hammer would do just fine. I'd much prefer we have a unit that authors
could use for min-{height,width} values, as has been proposed on several
occasions in the past.

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