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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>

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> *From:* Magnus Olsson
> *Sent:* den 2 november 2009 16:46
> *To:* 'public-webapps@w3.org'
> *Subject:* Viewmode related issues
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>  For the agenda discussion...
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> 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.


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Marcos Caceres
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