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Re: Defining safe areas for media devices and set top boxes

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 11:54:55 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTimgkuQ239TSh_zzftd39qP12iG_4yY+yKy-SabY@mail.gmail.com>
To: João Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
2010/12/10 João Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>

> > Can you give concrete examples of content authors want to place in the
> unsafe area?
> I really don't know what to answer. Are you suggesting that painting a
> background is a silver bullter for all problems related to safe areas ? That
> seems an overly optimistic assumption.

I'm not suggesting anything. I'm just asking you to describe examples of the
content authors want to place in the unsafe area. Once you've done that, we
can determine whether drawing the viewport background over the unsafe area
is an adequate solution for those examples.

And do I need to repeat that element in the document might bleed out of the
> safe area to snap to the document edges, as they do elsewhere, regardless of
> whether they have significant content or not ? For instance, a video playing
> fullscreen, as I said before.

What do you mean by "the document edges"? David and I suggested that you
should size the viewport to the safe area. Elements don't display outside
the viewport.

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every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
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