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[Window/View Modes] Naming + Feature vs. Query: suggested changes

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:06:47 +0200
To: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C2890C658DC@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
Hi All,

I am now editing the Window Modes document.
It seems there is inconsistency in the naming of core subject of the Window/View Modes specification.

P&C uses "viewmodes" XML attribute [1].
P&C refers to: "[Widgets-Views] Widgets 1.0: Media Query Extensions."

WM has the title "Window Modes and ..." [2].
WM uses in CSS "widget-mode" features [2] and "widgetMode" attribute [3].
A&E uses "viewMode" Web IDL attribute [4].
My suggestion is to unify the related naming convention.

IMHO, the spec defines new media feature (widget-mode/widget-viewmode) [5], but does not define new media queries or their new syntax [6].
So we should add the proper title to reflect this fact.

@media handheld and (widget-mode: widget) and (orientation: landscape) {


is proper MQ syntax [6].

The suggested changes are:
1. Rename the specification to:
"Widgets 1.0: View Modes and Media Features"
a. The link " http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-wm/" could be changed to "http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-vm/"
2. Rename the media feature from "widget-mode" to "widget-view-mode".
3. Modify the Web IDL IF from

interface WidgetModeChangeEvent : Event {
  readonly attribute DOMString widgetMode;


interface WidgetViewModeChangeEvent : Event {
  readonly attribute DOMString widgetViewMode;

I would like to proceed with these editorial changes asap (e.g. have it done before our next telco), and I just would like first to consult with the group whether there are any objections or comments wrt the above modifications.


Kind regards,

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets/#view-mode
[2] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-wm/Overview.src.html
[3] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-wm/Overview.src.html#widgetmodechangeevent
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/widgets-apis/#the-viewmode-attribute
[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/#media1
[6] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/#syntax

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