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[Bug 12513] New: add specification for <meta name="viewport" ...>

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Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:49:05 +0000
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           Summary: add specification for <meta name="viewport" ...>
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: mike@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

<meta name="viewport" ...> is now implemented in multiple browsers, so it seems
like it should be defined in the HTML(5) spec.

I realize that process that led to <meta name="viewport" ...> being created
was... less than ideal, and that it's also suboptimal as a means for addressing
the use case it's designed for (and that doing it via CSS a la
http://people.opera.com/rune/TR/css-viewport/ would probably be better), but
the fact is that's it is now implemented in multiple browsers, and quite a lot
of sites are using it, and the lack of a standard spec for it does not help to
ensure interoperability of those sites.

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