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Re: Comments about the note

From: Mike Beltzner <beltzner@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 21:31:22 -0400
Message-Id: <B16C1855-2D6A-496E-84DB-0B41FF7DEB9C@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-wsc-wg@w3.org
To: Jan Vidar Krey <janv@opera.com>

On 4-Apr-07, at 8:59 PM, Jan Vidar Krey wrote:

> 9.2.6 Status bar
> "(...) The displayed web page can also display any message of its  
> choosing in
> this area."
> - Is this statement really true these days?

Pretty much, yeah. This is somewhat like the issue I raised about  
<title> and favicons, though - the web browser has control, it's just  
chosen to not exercise much of it. :)

> I would like to point out that not all user agents have much chrome  
> at all
> due to lack of screen estate, especially mobile or TV browsers.  
> Window title,
> location bar, status bar, etc is often omitted on these devices.

Or user agents in a low-chrome (ie: fullscreen) mode. That's fine.  
This is status quo for most web browsers in default form. Even most  
mobile browsers (well, mobile full-on web browsers) start with some  
amount of chrome and then vanish it once the page loads.

Received on Thursday, 5 April 2007 01:31:32 UTC

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