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Re: Zoom use case

From: Henrik Andersson <henke@henke37.cjb.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:46:03 +0100
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Karl Dubost <kdubost@mozilla.com>, Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Ian Kilpatrick <ikilpatrick@chromium.org>
Message-ID: <56BC9EAB.7090402@henke37.cjb.net>
Simon Pieters skrev:
> On Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:55:27 +0100, Florian Rivoal
> <florian@rivoal.net> wrote:
>
>> Last we spoke about this in New York, Microsoft wanted to either kill
>> the zoom property (i.e. actually remove it from the implementations
>> that support it), or to spec it and have it interoperably implemented
>> across the board. The general preference was in favor of killing it,
>> but Apple had some reservations and wanted to check more data before
>> committing to killing it.
>>
>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015May/0282.html
>>
>> I may have missed something, but I believe we did not revisit the
>> topic later on, so we are still there: There's a general preference
>> for getting rid of it, but no commitment, and we have a proposed spec
>> that we could adopt if we decide to keep it after all.
>>
>> I believe the ball is in Apple's court.
>
> I see there's a use counter for 'zoom' (with a value other than 1) for
> Chrome:
>
> https://www.chromestatus.com/metrics/feature/timeline/popularity/691
>
> ~0.9% is pretty high...
>
>
> Usage of 'zoom' (any value):
>
> https://www.chromestatus.com/metrics/css/timeline/popularity/19
>
> ~42%, crazy high. It's not clear to me if zoom:1 is a no-op or if it
> does something.
>
Zoom 1 is a classic Trident hack to make it switch into a different
layout mode. Should be a noop these days.
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