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Suggestion: Alternate Style Tags (http://www.idpf.org/epub/altss-tags/) +Thought

From: Bryce Otis <bryce.otis@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:41:32 +0000
Message-ID: <CAPX2-E3tVFNQJAGKF5RvEUTSBb5mkk5L8mKXuz_Jf=LOsF6N3Q@mail.gmail.com> (sfid-20141126_204139_092789_FC76BAD0)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, "Elika J. Etemad" <fantasai@inkedblade.net>
Cc: CSS Working Group <www-style@w3.org>
My goal is to write one ePUB that behaves the same regardless of UA

This is how I currently understand Stylesheet mechanics:

The W3C method: (ePaper devices & non-Color printers may have their own
Grayscale conversion, but this allows Filters to be matched to Themes)

<head><!--Media Queries can occur outside Stylesheets (Device Validation)-->

<title>W3C Matrix</title><!--PERSISTANT: Output Layer (Formating &
Layout) PREFERED: Theme Layers (Color Selection)-->

<link class="speech" href="url/Speaker.css" rel="pronunciation"
type="text/css" /><!--Alternate Stylesheet for Media-Type: Speech-->

<link class="print" href="url/Printer.css" media="print and (color),
print and (monochrome)" rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<link class="horizontal" href="url/Horizontal.css" media="all and
(orientation: landscape)" rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css"

<link class="vertical" href="url/Vertical.css" media="all and
(orientation: portrait)" rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<link class="screen" href="url/PERSISTANT.css" media="screen and
(color), screen and (monochrome)" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<link class="sepia" href="url/Color-Sepia.css" media="screen and
(color)" rel="stylesheet" title="Color: Sepia" type="text/css" />

<link class="day" href="url/PREFERED.css" media="all and (color)"
rel="stylesheet" title="Color: Day" type="text/css" />

<link class="night" href="url/Color-Night.css" media="all and (color)"
rel="stylesheet" title="Color: Night" type="text/css" />

<link class="day" href="url/Gray-Day.css" media="all and (monochrome)"
rel="stylesheet" title="Gray: Day" type="text/css" />

<link class="night" href="url/Gray-Night.css" media="all and
(monochrome)" rel="stylesheet" title="Gray: Night" type="text/css" />

</head><!--PERSISTANT: [Browser] ALTERNATE: [Speaker] or [Orientation
(Print/Screen)] PREFERED: [Color (Sepia)] or [Color/Gray

Observation: Trident shows all five PREFERED choices, while Gecko seems to
validate screen="color" so it only shows three.

The WebKit method:

<head><!--Media Queries only occur inside Stylesheets (WebKit Validation)-->

<title>WebKit Matrix</title><!--Default: Android & iOS Devices-->

<link href="url/PERSISTANT.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"
/><!--@media imports Speech/Print/Orientation-->

<link href="url/PREFERED.css" rel="stylesheet" title="Themes"
type="text/css" /><!--? @webkit and/or @import ?-->

</head><!--No ALTERNATE Stylesheets-->

The vast majority of mobile eReading devices are: Android  (B&N Nook,
Kindle Fire, etc.), or iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

The part I am fuzzy on, is how to match Themes with WebKit's Validation
model, *if I'm even using the correct terminology...*

An analogy would be how Filters load from CSS:

img.desaturate { /* Grayscale Filter */

  -webkit-filter: grayscale(100%); /* WebKit */

  -moz-filter: grayscale(100%); /* Gecko */

  filter: grayscale(100%); /* W3C */

  filter: gray; /* v6-9 Trident (v10-11 ≡ JavaScript) */


Where: (iBooks) Validator [adaptivegarage's example]

:root[__ibooks_internal_theme*="|White|Sepia|Night|"] /* elements */ {

   /* ... override your CSS here ... */


   - What would be the validator for Google (Play Books)?
   - What would be the validator for generic (WebKit)?
   - We know the validator for Gecko & Trident = (W3C)
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