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Re: [mediaqueries4] Media queries for multichannel audio ?

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:20:17 +0100
To: "Mark Watson" <watsonm@netflix.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wuehz3m0f5de51@riboaru-nashiosamus-imac-2.local>
On Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:03:48 +0100, Mark Watson <watsonm@netflix.com>  

> Florian, all,
> How do I progress this issue ? Do I need to file a bug ? (where?) Do I  
> need to join the WG ?

Leaving your other two issues aside for the moment, and focusing on the  
mutichannel part.

There is no need to join the WG, raising the issue in this mailing list  
and following up on conversations (as you are doing) is normally enough.  
Once we reach sufficient consensus, or at least understand well enough the  
questions that needs to be answered, we can take it to one of our weekly  
conference calls to try and decide one way or the other.

 From where I stand, I see a few open questions with your proposal:

  * Should it be number of channels, or number of speakers?
To answer this questions, we would need a variety of use cases to be  
described, to be able to judge which one fits best.

  * If number of speakers, can that be reliably detected?
I am not an expert on the topic, but it seems to be that the OS (let alone  
the browser) is not necessarily aware of how many physical speakers there  

  * It seems to me that your main use case for this media query would not  
actually be applying different styles based on the situation, but feed  
that back into javascript, and use it there. If that's the case, I wonder  
if media queries is the best tool to solve the problem.

  - Florian
Received on Saturday, 23 March 2013 13:20:41 UTC

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