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

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:21:15 +0200
Message-ID: <b21a10670904240421g3c22c1f6p3c7b3ffc69b8cb91@mail.gmail.com>
To: Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com>
Cc: ivan.demarino@orange-ftgroup.com, public-webapps@w3.org, mali.ext@orange-ftgroup.com, rafel.uddin@orange-ftgroup.com
On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com> wrote:
> 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.

If it doesn't, it would throw an exception. Right?

> 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)


Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 24 April 2009 11:22:07 UTC

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