[whatwg] Use of media queries to limit bandwidth/data transfer

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Mon Dec 19 10:19:37 PST 2011

On Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:47:50 +0100, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 12:10 AM, James Graham <jgraham at opera.com> wrote:
>> It's not clear that device-width and device-height should be encouraged
>> since they don't tell you anything about how much content area is  
>> *actually* visible to the user.
> Why do media queries support querying the device dimensions? Shouldn't
> those be changed to be aliases for width and height?

Media Queries were thought to be too far along the Recommendation track to  
be fixed. color/color-index/monochrome/scan/grid are also somewhat dubious  
in this day and age.

Anne van Kesteren

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