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Fwd: Screen Orientation API Spec phrasing confusion

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:57:46 -0500
Message-ID: <53089ECA.4050105@nokia.com>
To: "Bruno Racineux" <bruno@hexanet.net>, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
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Bruno - please use public-webapps@w3.org for discussions about the 
Screen Orientation API.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Screen Orientation API Spec phrasing confusion
Resent-Date: 	Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:33:28 +0000
Resent-From: 	<public-html@w3.org>
Date: 	Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:32:51 -0800
From: 	ext Bruno Racineux <bruno@hexanet.net>
To: 	<public-html@w3.org>
CC: 	Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>



In the last sentence of the 3.1 Current orientation[1] paragraph: It 
says: "In both if the device is in landscape-primary and is rotated 90 
degrees clockwise, that should be represented as portrait-primary."

That last case/sentence cannot apply to *both* previous ones, that last 
case is describing a 'landscape-primary' normal/default orientation. 
Therefore, it only reflects "devices whose normal orientation is a 
landscape mode".

'In both' should be removed from the sentence, and it needs an 
additional sentence with another case instead. Likely one that describe 
a counter clockwise (-90 degree) case to differentiate both 90 from -90 
rotations. As it is phrased now, it's difficult to get a full 
understanding of left and right rotations.

The MSDN doc is helpful in clarifying this:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/dn433241(v=vs.85).aspx

[1] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/screen-orientation/raw-file/tip/Overview.html

-Bruno
Received on Saturday, 22 February 2014 12:58:39 UTC

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