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Re: Defining safe areas for media devices and set top boxes

From: Joćo Eiras <joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:23:36 +0000
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <201012071523.37085.joao-c-eiras@telecom.pt>

> > Not enough at all. Content (significant or not) can very well reach the edges of screen, as in any other user agent.
> So, to be clear, you want to be able to paint anything, not just background, in the unsafe area?  Why, if it's unsafe?

Because a background image is not enough, because web app UIs are dynamic and content can shift around, say, when drag and dropping, because something as simple as a header and a footer can very well snap to the edges, because if there is more than one page of text, it overflows the viewport downwards, and so on. Not hard to imagine why,

The unsafe area is not a no mans land, just a area of the viewport which *might* not be rendered, so by default, the main content should avoid it.
Received on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 15:24:12 UTC

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