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

From: Markus Ernst <derernst@gmx.ch>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:31:12 +0200
Message-ID: <4F75A790.1050708@gmx.ch>
To: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Am 30.03.2012 11:14 schrieb Lea Verou:
> Looks like I forgot to comment on it. I think it's useful but hard or
> even downright impossible to implement:
> - I doubt UAs or even the OS has access to this sort of information (at
> least without running some sort of speedtest).
> - Bandwidth is not static, it can fluctuate even on the same network. So
> to find out, the browser would have to run a speedtest at a specified
> interval. This would slow down performance or even be unacceptable in
> certain cases (e.g. data roaming)

1. Would it be actually possible to solve mixed-up cases like this?
<source src="someimg.jpg" media="(min-width: 800px)">
<source src="otherimg.jpg" media="(min-bandwidth: 25Mbps)">

2. From a user's POV, I might like some preference setting. On a mobile 
device I could have an awesome fast connection but a terribly expensive 
data fee, in this case I would want to receive the smallest possible 
file (maybe along with some kind of UI that lets me manually download 
the alternatives), while the media query would match the big one. Thus, 
this kind of thing should be specced in a way that lets UAs figure out 
the relations between the resources.

Just the thoughts of a humble author - if they may be inadequate, feel 
free to ignore them.
Received on Friday, 30 March 2012 12:31:48 UTC

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