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Re: CSS Device Adaptions: orientation

From: Rune Lillesveen <rune@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2012 16:17:20 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v7gp26kx8isf1p@id-c1005.oslo.osa>
On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:52:49 +0100, Kenneth Rohde Christiansen  
<kenneth.christiansen@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I saw that the orientation property was added to the spec
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-device-adapt/#orientation
> I have personally been against this when we discussed this in my team at
> Nokia as it poses some big usability problems. It is highly confusing for
> users if the browser automatically rotates when clicking on a link or
> navigating session history. It is also confusing for the users when the  
> web
> browser suddently doesn't want to rotate. We already had a lot of bug
> reports due to users not understanding that some pages have pinch zoom
> disabled so we are now considering always giving a minor feedback  
> animation
> when pinch zoom is disabled.
> So I suggest that the properly should only be respected for stand-alone  
> web
> apps or when in fullscreen (FullscreenAPI spec). But of course, doing  
> this
> one way for Qt doesn't really matter if others do it differently :-) so I
> was very interested in what others are thinking about this.

I'm not opposed to adding a 'should' statement to the spec about this. The  
reason it was added in the first place was for widgets/web-apps/games, etc.

Rune Lillesveen
Layout Group Manager
Core Technology Department
Opera Software ASA
Received on Monday, 2 January 2012 15:17:56 UTC

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