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    Web pages for television browsers??

    Anyone know about this?

    I would like to provide an alternative to a 'puter monitor as the way to view my pages. I am curious as to the coding for this. is it just like a screen reader or is there a totally different way of doing it?

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    Tv

    It's more like a monitor, but you have to account for a much lower resolution and a slightly lower color depth; the latter influences which color combinations work well.
    There's a separate media type available for it (tv), of which the W3C says:

    Intended for television-type devices (low resolution, color, limited-scrollability screens, sound available).
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    You can get a basic idea of what your pages might look like using "Web TV Viewer" from:

    http://developer.msntv.com/

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    The thing that will probably have the biggest effect on your pages is that web TV uses a fixed width for web pages of 544 pixels which is not able to be changed. Provided that your page looks reasonable at that width with a low colour resolution then it should work on web TV.
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    Thats very helpful guys, thanks.

    Having looked at it in the viewer, I find a couple of issues: -

    1. The <ul> menu runs horizontally instead of listing the items in a vertical list. (It does it properly in web browsers).
    2. the value ™ which should output the trademark sign, outputs only a question mark.

    please can you point me to the soultion. I shall search the w3c in the meantime.

    bazz


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