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[widgets-reqs] re: Names of widget state change events (comment 27) (was: Comments on http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-widgets-reqs-20070209

From: Marcos Caceres <m.caceres@qut.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 14:58:17 +1000
Message-ID: <b21a10670705012158x697a5096r508d8767dace8022@mail.gmail.com>
To: bert@w3.org, "WAF WG (public)" <public-appformats@w3.org>

This is a response to Bert Bos' review [1] of the Widgets 1.0
Requirements document [2].

>   R26. Widget State Change Events
>
> COMMENT 27) The states and state transitions of a widget (and of its
> windows, if it has a GUI) can be different (and have different names)
> on different OSs: minimized, maximized, zoomed, iconized, docked,
> hidden, resized, moved, obscured, raised, focused, foreground process,
> background process, paused, killed.... The widget API should define a
> set of states and transitions that is a good match for all modern OSs.
> Probably it will have some states that never occur on certain OSs, and
> some states that are less rich than on some OSs. E.g., there may be
> only one state for both "docked" and "minimized," even though some OSs
> may distinguish those.

We are currently researching what to name each state and will
definitely address this in the Widget 1.0 spec. However, we don't have
anything definitive at this point. Further inputs regarding this issue
are welcomed.

-- 
Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-appformats/2007Feb/0131.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-widgets-reqs-20070209/
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