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Patrick H. Lauke

Accessibility Specialist at TetraLogical / Co-editor of the W3C Pointer Events and W3C Touch Events Level 2 specifications / WCAG trash panda


Interaction Media Features and Their Potential (for Incorrect Assumptions)

The Media Queries Level 4 Interaction Media Features — pointer, hover, any-pointer and any-hover — are meant to allow sites to implement different styles and functionality (either CSS-specific interactivity like :hover, or JavaScript behaviors, when queried using window.matchMedia), depending on the particular characteristics of a user’s input device.