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Re: [Proposal] Empowering the Widget to ask fro "mode change" in A&E

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:36:35 +0200
To: ivan.demarino@orange-ftgroup.com, marcosc@opera.com
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, mali.ext@orange-ftgroup.com, rafel.uddin@orange-ftgroup.com
Message-ID: <op.usvzq9v2byn2jm@galactica>
On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:26:29 +0200, <ivan.demarino@orange-ftgroup.com> wrote:

> Hello guys.
> What would you think of an API for empowering the Widget to "ask for  
> mode change"?
> Something like:
> 	widget.ModeChangeRequest(<mode name>);
> Of course the WUA can ignore the request.

In that case, it is not a request, so widget.changeMode(<mode name>) would be more appropriate, where a user agent MAY choose to not honor the request.

It should be noted, however, that this is problematic on device for a number of reasons, given that floating or mini widgets would typically exist on some "desktop" or in an application grid, so these mode changes are problematic from a UX-view (and may as well have a security implication or two)

Arve Bersvendsen

Opera Software ASA, http://www.opera.com/
Received on Friday, 24 April 2009 10:37:21 UTC

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