monochrome media feature

Describes the number of bits per pixel in a monochrome frame buffer. If the device is not a monochrome device, the output device value will be 0.

Possible values

  • Value: <integer>
  • Applies to: visual media types
  • Accepts min/max prefixes: yes


The specified integer value cannot be negative.


The following two declarations indicate that a style sheet applies to all monochrome devices.

@media all and (monochrome) { 
@media all and (min-monochrome: 1) { 

The following declaration indicates that a style sheet applies to monochrome devices with more than 2 bits per pixels.

@media all and (min-monochrome: 2) { 

The following declarations indicate that there is one style sheet for color devices and another for monochrome devices.

<link rel="stylesheet" media="print and (color)" href="http://..." />
<link rel="stylesheet" media="print and (monochrome)" href="http://..." />