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RE: [css-device-adaptation] Progress?

From: Christiansen, Kenneth R <kenneth.r.christiansen@intel.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:52:59 +0000
To: David Bokan <bokan@chromium.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: Matt Rakow <marakow@microsoft.com>, Rune Lillesveen <rune@opera.com>
Message-ID: <60F18B024F3783428EBEA0B7D7DF31CA288BBE8C@IRSMSX108.ger.corp.intel.com>
Hi there Bokan,

I am pretty happy with how the spec is right now and I am not aware of any major issues, so I assume that the IE/spartan team is happy with the spec as well. Please chime in here :-)

The reason why we didn´t attempt to ship it in Chrome originally was due to the fact that not all platforms (ie Linux/GTK – now replaced by Linux/Aura) supported scaling the content using the compositor, and I personally wanted to enable it on all platforms at the same time in order to avoid it turning into a new viewport <meta> which people would put on their page and then see it break when being turned on on desktop.


From: bokan@google.com [mailto:bokan@google.com] On Behalf Of David Bokan
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:41 PM
To: www-style@w3.org
Cc: Matt Rakow; Christiansen, Kenneth R; Rune Lillesveen
Subject: [css-device-adaptation] Progress?

As far as I can tell this spec hasn't made any progress in well over a year. Is there any interest in moving this forward and out of ED? IE already mostly (fully?) supports this through @-ms-viewport and I think we'd be interested in shipping this in Chrome as well.

All desktop browsers now support pinch-zoom but there's currently no way to limit/disable it (try pinch-zooming on Google Maps before the touch handlers are registered to see why this is a problem). I can't see a path where we could enable the viewport <meta> on the desktop since it would break a large chunk of the web. @viewport looks to me like the best way forward to give authors a rational way to control the viewport across the entirety of the web.

I'm happy to help out here in any way I can.

Received on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 15:53:31 UTC

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