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CSS Device Adaptions: orientation

From: Kenneth Rohde Christiansen <kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:52:49 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEC208uCSuaygYzbwOsG71NCXNfwDWW+dj7Pxb9K-yrwTH3SbA@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hi there,

I saw that the orientation property was added to the spec
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-device-adapt/#orientation

I have personally been against this when we discussed this in my team at
Nokia as it poses some big usability problems. It is highly confusing for
users if the browser automatically rotates when clicking on a link or
navigating session history. It is also confusing for the users when the web
browser suddently doesn't want to rotate. We already had a lot of bug
reports due to users not understanding that some pages have pinch zoom
disabled so we are now considering always giving a minor feedback animation
when pinch zoom is disabled.

So I suggest that the properly should only be respected for stand-alone web
apps or when in fullscreen (FullscreenAPI spec). But of course, doing this
one way for Qt doesn't really matter if others do it differently :-) so I
was very interested in what others are thinking about this.

All the best
Kenneth

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Kenneth Rohde Christiansen
Senior Engineer
Nokia Mobile Phones, Browser / WebKit team
Phone  +45 4093 0598 / E-mail kenneth.christiansen at gmail.com

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