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

From: <ivan.demarino@orange-ftgroup.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:51:44 +0200
Message-ID: <B877D90AB2240C4D84DF56169F1EAFED062A4603@ftrdmel3>
To: <marcosc@opera.com>, <arveb@opera.com>
Cc: <public-webapps@w3.org>, <mali.ext@orange-ftgroup.com>, <rafel.uddin@orange-ftgroup.com>
I agree.
- No exception to maintain coherence.
- Name "changeMode(<mode name>)".

Arve> 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)
Can you word this a bit more?
I'm not sure I get what you mean here.


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-----Original Message-----
From: public-webapps-request@w3.org [mailto:public-webapps-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Marcos Caceres
Sent: 24 April 2009 12:37
To: Arve Bersvendsen
Cc: DE MARINO Ivan RD-ILAB-LON; public-webapps@w3.org; zze-Igloo ALI M ext RD-ILAB-LON; UDDIN Rafel RD-ILAB-LON
Subject: Re: [Proposal] Empowering the Widget to ask fro "mode change" in A&E

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Arve Bersvendsen <arveb@opera.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:21:15 +0200, Marcos Caceres <marcosc@opera.com> wrote:
>>> 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?
> I would much prefer that it didn't, were we to specify this, as it 
> would be consistent with other APIs for managing windows and sizes:  
> window.open() never throws, neither does 
> resizeTo|resizeBy|moveTo|moveBy

Ok, that makes sense.

Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 24 April 2009 13:53:31 UTC

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