[whatwg] Use of media queries to limit bandwidth/data transfer
Håkon Wium Lie
howcome at opera.com
Mon Dec 19 11:10:54 PST 2011
Also sprach Anne van Kesteren:
> >> 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.
Knowing the device width/height could potentially be be used to decide
if users should be encouraged to go into fullscreen mode. It's a slim
use case, though.
> > 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.
There are enough e-ink devices out there for color/monochrome to still
make sense. The others could probably be deprecated without missing
Håkon Wium Lie CTO °þe®ª
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