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Re: Bug 11239

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:01:31 +0000 (UTC)
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104282259400.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 28 Apr 2011, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> >> I can /imagine/ a concrete scenario. Does that count?
> >>
> >> What if a visual-rendering UA delegated drawing of widgets (e.g. 
> >> textareas) to the system and the system did not provide information 
> >> about caret blink rate back? Then the author would want to draw a 
> >> caret, but the UA would be unable to provide the correct blink rate 
> >> to use.
> >
> > What platform is like this?
> 
> Not claiming any are.

If it's not a real problem, let's not solve it.


> There's also the simpler case where a platform simply fails to surface a 
> blink rate. Android has carets, but can you access the blink rate? Can't 
> find anything about it on the developer site.

If the platform's blink rate is simply hard-coded, then the UA can just 
return the hard-coded value, it doesn't need an API to ask for it.

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