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

From: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:39:08 +0100
Message-ID: <5139959C.8090604@exyr.org>
To: James Holderness <j4_james@hotmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Le 08/03/2013 00:19, James Holderness a écrit :
> Given that this is already REC, are there ever likely to be updates for
> minor complaints like this?

RECs can have errata. From what I gather, generally we only do it for 
normative changes, not editorial clarifications like this. But it is 
still worth fixing in the next level:


If however some implementers (not implementations) really disagree on 
how to interpret the spec, it might be worth IMO to errata Level 3 to 

> To be honest, though, I'm more concerned about
> the rotation issues. As it stands, device media queries are essentially
> useless on mobile devices.

Although this case is not explicitly mentioned in the spec (and again, 
it could, for clarification) it seems pretty clear to me that rotation 
should re-evaluate Media Queries.

When the browser decides to change how content is displayed due to a 
device rotation, I’m confident this changes what is called the 
width/height of the viewport, and that eg. 'width' and 'device-width' 
should correspond to the same direction.

Simon Sapin
Received on Friday, 8 March 2013 07:39:34 UTC

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