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Re: Steve's concerns on Orientation

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:49:17 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDb6+pJzxNXqaP4_J+i+rRDNhpNf41h-zuTNoBbsWH49Yg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>
Cc: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I can live with Steve's wording.

I'm a little concerned that there could be situations where an author did
not restrict the content in any specific intentional way, but nevertheless
it doesn't work in say, landscape orientation.

Is there a distinction between "restrict" from "plain old doesn't work on
orientation x"?

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On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM, White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org> wrote:

> *From:* Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, November 20, 2017 10:17 AM
> Current CFC language:
>    - A mechanism is available to view and operate content in portrait and
>    landscape orientation, except where a specific display orientation is
>    essential.
> The issue that Steve is raising is that this creates testing problems for
> content developed for or even just tested with devices that don’t do this
> orientation changing. We tried to cover this with “essential” by indicating
> that “Document that "essential" includes limitations of hardware,
> implementation (e.g. kiosk, seatback displays)” but we shouldn’t have done
> that because that changes essential from having to do with the content and
> putting it on the devices/UA.
> Steve’s suggestion is as follows:
>    - Content does not restrict its view and operation to only portrait or
>    landscape orientation, unless a specific display orientation is essential.
> *[Jason] Perhaps changing “only” to “either” would clarify that the
> proposal isn’t requiring content to be operable in orientations other than
> portrait and landscape.*
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