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Re: [css3-mediaqueries] device-width/device-height on rotatable devices

From: James Holderness <j4_james@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 23:19:02 +0000
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To: "Simon Sapin" <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
CC: <www-style@w3.org>
> The spec could probably be more explicit every time it mentions "pixels". 
> Maybe some of this text dates from a time when CSS px and (screen) device 
> pixels were always the same.

Yeah. In the device-width and device-height examples it does clarify (more 
or less) that it's using logical CSS pixels rather than physical pixels, 
which is why I assumed the pixels referred to in the device-aspect-ratio 
example were CSS pixels too.

If, as you say, that example is using physical pixels, it suddenly makes a 
lot more sense. It would certainly help if that was more explicit though.

Given that this is already REC, are there ever likely to be updates for 
minor complaints like this? To be honest, though, I'm more concerned about 
the rotation issues. As it stands, device media queries are essentially 
useless on mobile devices.

Received on Thursday, 7 March 2013 23:19:31 UTC

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