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RE: [widgets] A revised proposal on widget modes

From: Priestley, Mark, VF-Group <Mark.Priestley@vodafone.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:27:01 +0100
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To: <timeless@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-webapps" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Many thanks for the feedback - comments inline.

Regards,

Mark 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: timeless.bmo1@gmail.com [mailto:timeless.bmo1@gmail.com] 
>On Behalf Of timeless
>Sent: 21 February 2009 18:28
>To: Priestley, Mark, VF-Group
>Cc: public-webapps
>Subject: Re: [widgets] A revised proposal on widget modes
>
>On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Priestley, Mark, VF-Group 
><Mark.Priestley@vodafone.com> wrote:
>> I'm not stuck on the names of the viewmodes and their 
>respective elements.
>> For example, I am inclined to agree with one of the earlier comments 
>> that "maximised" might be a better name for "fullscreen".
>
>i'd like to offer a preemptive veto of maximised. it's not the 
>correct spelling in en-US, and anything which is likely to be 
>misspelled is a bad start.
>

Fine by me

><viewmodes default="floating/fullscreen/docked">
>
>it's hard to tell if you mean that you can specify one of 
>those, or if / is ok. And there's the minor issue of what 
>happens if a certain WUA only supports some of the modes and 
>the widget is only allowed to specify one.
>

Sorry - my example wasn't clear. I meant that the widget author could
declare the widgets preferred mode of operation, therefore they would
only specify a single value which would be one of the defined keywords.

>I think i'd rather startview="x,y" where there's some rule for 
>whether the first or last supported view is handled.
>
>I'd probably prefer:
>
>    <mode name="floating" height="300" width="500"/>
>
>    <mode name="fullscreen" max-height="500" max-width="600"/>
>
>for the child element, i suspect it's easier to deal w/ validation.
>

Marcos has pointed out some other issues with specifying height and
width and so this probably needs rethinking anyway. However, if not, I
agree your proposal is preferable.
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