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Re: Enabling a Web app to override auto rotation?

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 23:39:25 -0800
Message-Id: <750A8062-A139-49FB-B79A-F67E24051956@jumis.com>
Cc: "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
In case it's needed; use case:

User is drawing a sketch on their mobile phone and their rotation is intentional as if they are working with a physical piece of paper.

-Charles



On Feb 7, 2012, at 11:17 PM, Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com> wrote:

> There's no current spec for this, but it's on our plate:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/CharterChanges#Additions_Agreed
> 
> 
> --tobie
> 
> On 2/8/12 3:06 AM, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> About portrait-landscape auto rotation on current mobile/tablet
>> browsers/platforms: If a user has auto rotation set on their mobile or
>> tablet, I know it's possible for a particular native application to
>> override that setting and stay in whatever screen orientation it wants.
>> 
>> My question is if it is currently possible for a Web application to do the
>> same thing; that is, to prevent the browser on the device from
>> auto-rotating into a different mode.
>> 
>> --Mike
>> 
>> -- 
>> Michael[tm] Smith
>> http://people.w3.org/mike/+
>> 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:42:37 GMT

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