[whatwg] So if media-queries aren't for determining the media to be used what are they for?

Chris Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Tue May 15 15:17:54 PDT 2012

On 15/05/2012 23:11, Anselm Hannemann Web Development wrote:
> Tab, maybe you think this is a good type to write the syntax but the majority of normal web developers are used to use common HTML syntax. This is why we proposed the picture element and normal attributes using media queries.
> Of course this means we have lot more to write but at least this is intuitive and totally clear as it uses common structure of HTML. Do you agree with this?
> I think it is more important that everyone understands the syntax and actually will use it instead of having a shorthand code that no one will use...?


The fetish for brevity is something I never understood. More 
understandable code is faster to write than cryptic short code.

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