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Re: [mediaqueries] status and moving forward

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 22:24:18 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCHbqndJ8=As07hwobnCjvNYN-a0CVWzPK1Lu_orffskg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
> On Feb 26, 2016, at 20:04, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 8:46 PM, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
>>> On 02/09/2016 08:17 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>> What problem do you have with light-level?  Aside from the "should we
>>>> also map a11y concerns to this", I think the feature itself is 100%
>>>> stable and well-designed.
>>>
>>> That's exactly my concern. :)
>>>  https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2016Feb/0295.html
>>
>> That's not a problem with light-level in any way.  At most, it's a
>> question of "should we do this future MQ, or just recommend using
>> 'light-level' for that purpose".  a11y concerns won't change our
>> design of 'light-level' at all - it does exactly what it's supposed
>> to.
>
> I think the concern is that if we decide we want the separate a11y MQs,
> and design them, and then find out that they cover the luminosity use cases
> just as well as light-level, but in a different way, we may come to regret
> having done light-level first.
>
> Not having designed the a11y MQs yet, I am not sure we can rule it out
> entirely, but it sounds far fetched to me.
>
> light-level does solve well the problem it is designed to solve, and I
> don't think the theoretical possibility that we may at some point
> in the future come up with a different way of solving the same problem
> that has more positive side-effects is a good justification for not
> shipping it. If it was, we'd never ship anything.

I cannot conceive of a future in which the best way to handle a page
being displayed in bright or dim light is to reach for an a11y-focused
MQ related to visual difficulties.

~TJ
Received on Sunday, 28 February 2016 06:54:07 UTC

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