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Re: [mediaqueries] Intentional that "not" is only usable in front of a media type?

From: Anselm Hannemann <info@anselm-hannemann.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:51:04 +0100
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Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Oh, you're completely right on that. Sorry for mixing that up. But it would indeed be very useful to have it available for single features as well.


> On 12 Nov 2013, at 09:40, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> According to the grammar in Media Queries, the "not" keyword is only
> allowed in front of a media type.  You can't put it in front of a set
> of media features, like "not (color)".
> However, as far as I can tell, using a "not" negates the entire query,
> not just the type.  That is, "not screen and (color)" means "not a
> color screen", rather than "not a screen, but has color".
> Am I right in interpreting this?  If not, I need to revise the spec to
> make this more clear.
> If I am, does anyone have any clue why this grammar restriction
> exists?  It seems more reasonable to let it apply to media features
> without a media type as well.
> ~TJ
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