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

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Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:58:12 +0000
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Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net> 2011-04-17 13:58:11 UTC ---
IMHO it would be very unfortunate if this terrible design was immortalized in
the HTML5 spec.

<meta viewport> prevents serving same markup to all clients - layout changes
can't be done with media queries and stylesheets alone.

Hopefully it's still used only by small fraction of the web, mostly pages that
were intended to be webkit-only and served to clients with "iP*" in their
user-agent string.

If anything, I'd prefer HTML5 spec to make <meta name=viewport> non-conforming
and defer to the @viewport spec.

AFAIK behaviors of <meta name=viewport> map closely to properties in @viewport,
so the latter spec could be the place where <meta name=viewport> is documented
(if that is really required).

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