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Re: FW: Viewmode related issues

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 17:19:57 +0100
Message-ID: <b21a10670911060819m4fb2dcb2xb36dba64c7f4cc5f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Magnus Olsson <public-webapps@w3.org>
Cc: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
2009/11/2 Magnus Olsson <magnus.olsson@ericsson.com>

>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Magnus Olsson
> *Sent:* den 2 november 2009 16:46
> *To:* 'public-webapps@w3.org'
> *Subject:* Viewmode related issues
>  For the agenda discussion...
> 1. Widget view modes (*http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-vmmf/*<http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-vmmf/>).
> In section 3.2 "Presentation properties" it says the default view-mode of
> 'floating' is sized controlled by the widget. Is this correct? To me the
> size control for 'floating' should be the same as for 'application', i.e.
> "dependent on widget or user agent, the actual width and height may be
> overidden by the user agent". Since the user agent controls the layout of
> the widget desktop it also must be able to ultimately control the sizing of
> the widgets, right? Othervise, what should it do with a widget not fitting
> to a specific layout, not display it at all? Maybe this is described
> somewhere and I just didn't see it...\

I will leave it to Marcin to comment.

> 2. Widgets API (*http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/*<http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-api/>).
> I don't see any methods for changing the view-mode from within the widget
> (requirement 37, *
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-reqs-20090430/#display-mode-api-and-events
> * <http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-widgets-reqs-20090430/>). Is it there
> without me finding it or will it come in a later version (or has it been
> removed as requirement)? I hope it is there (or will come) because for many
> use cases it's essential to move to/from full-screen display
> programatically. Also I think it's important to get an event when the user
> agent has changed view-mode and/or width/height of an widget but maybe that
> is also coming in a later version?

This should be defined in the view modes spec, not in the interface spec.

>  3. It would be very nice to be able to write a widget desktop in SVG (or
> in HTML if someone would consider that ;-). To enable this it must be a way
> to access a Widget API from the HTML/SVG JS context and to have position,
> size, viewmode control through this API. Is this something that is
> considered by the WG?

Yes, this is certainly withing scope. However, it is not clear what outside
of the Window interface would be required? Can you list some requirement for
us to consider.

Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 6 November 2009 16:20:26 UTC

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