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Re: Media Queries and optimizing what data gets transferred

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:31:03 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAucuuoK__d1jd8qvuL-khVZam5OBvGuZbWpJtvuoH+h6tg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Cc: Ilya Grigorik <ilya@igvita.com>
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Fred Andrews <fredandw@live.com> wrote:
> Why is a 'promise' required?

Web authors want things and JavaScript lets them have what they want.
If CSS doesn't promise that they get what they want, they can and
route around CSS to make sure. Thus, deciding that they want the wrong
thing and not giving them what they want and CSS does not mean that
they stop doing things that they want to do.

However, if CSS let them get what they want, there'd be less latency,
which would be better for users.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 25 January 2013 15:31:32 UTC

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