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Re: [mediaqueries] Add "<" and ">" syntax?

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:12:58 +0800
To: www-style@w3.org, "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Message-ID: <op.w6htvwkaidj3kv@simons-macbook-pro.local>
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:19:18 +0800, Daniel Glazman  
<daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:

> On 13/11/13 00:17, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie wrote:
>> Also sprach Tab Atkins Jr.:
>>
>>  > Media Queries currently states that it purposely went with the
>>  > min/max- prefix approach for range-type queries specifically to avoid
>>  > any issues with the "<" character in HTML/XML syntax.
>>
>> Yes, we were forced to use the contrived min/max syntax due to
>> SGML/XML. If I recall correctly, only "<" was technically banned.
>>
>>  > Instead, I propose we add another syntax possibility to MQs:
>>  >
>>  > (width < 400px)
>>  > (device-height > 1000px)
>>
>> This is much better.
>
>
> This is not only better. This is _finally_ the original MQ syntax [1]
> that we were forced to forget [2] and move to min-/max- [3]. Yes, I am  
> the
> guilty one for suggesting this but we had no other choice at that time.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-mediaqueries-20010404/
> [2] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2000OctDec/0083.html
> [3] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-css-wg/2000OctDec/0086.html

More academic trivia: So [2] claims that bare < and & in quoted attributes  
are invalid HTML4, but that's also not correct. They are allowed, at least  
if the next character after & is not a namestart character.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:14:50 UTC

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