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WICD Core 10.0: Intended Layout

From: Timur Mehrvarz <timur.mehrvarz@web.de>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 16:56:07 +0200
Message-Id: <831F4433-9424-4910-9668-FE2C72F7EEA0@web.de>
To: public-cdf@w3.org

WICD Core 10.2 "Style sheet being provided for specific agent classes"  
says:

   A user agent that discovers a CSS style sheet, provided for its own  
device
   class, should assume the content was created with specific  
properties "in
   mind". The agent is then expected to deactivate any custom adaptation
   techniques (for example rendering wide screen content on a narrow  
screen)
   and display the intended layout "as is".
   http://www.w3.org/TR/WICD/#intended-layout-1

When creating content for small screen devices, the ability to tell  
user agents to _not_ activate any adaptation techniques is  
indispensable.

MobileSafari and Opera Mobile support this now - but differently. Both  
agents support the  <meta name="viewport" content="...">  element in  
HTML as described here:
http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleApplications/Reference/SafariWebContent/UsingtheViewport/chapter_4_section_5.html

As a consequence, I request an update to WICD Core 10.2 and 10.3, so  
that the desired functionality does not anymore depend on the use of  
style sheets, but the meta/viewport element. The existing  
specification on developer.apple.com, refers to the iPhone only and it  
also does not specify the meta element for use in XHTML. It would be  
good to have a w3 rewrite of this functionality.

Since two vendors support the desired behaviour already, two more  
fields in the WICD testsuite could go straight from red to green.

Timur
Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2008 14:56:55 GMT

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