Fwd: Questions about OpenMoko web browser

Holger Freyther zecke at selfish.org
Thu Nov 15 15:51:00 CET 2007

some one feels like answering Mr. Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente  


Jose: This is a community project why do you think it is better to  
pick one person (me) instead of asking our community? You just took  
some of my valuable spare time which means I will have less time to  
write code which saddens me.... Please see rule 2 from [1]....  
Sending patches can undo the damage....

[1]  http://www.infradead.org/~dwmw2/email.html

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> Von: "Jose Manrique Lopez de la Fuente" <jsmanrique at gmail.com>
> Datum: 15. November 2007 13:39:48 MEZ
> An: zecke at selfish.org
> Betreff: Questions about OpenMoko web browser
> Hello,
> I have some questions about how OpenMoko web browser.
> - It is going to be used in a mobile phone. Does it send a
> X-WAP-Profile or Profile HTTP header when it makes a request? Does it
> use UAProf standard[1]?
> - Have you considered adding OpenMoko web browser capabilities to
> WURFL[2] description file?
> - Does OpenMoko support CSS Media Queries[3]? Specially "handheld"  
> CSS render.
> These features are very useful for web content providers that adapt it
> depending on device capabilities.
> I know that OpenMoko web browser is based in WebKit (like iPhone,
> Android os S60 platforms), but offering desktop website in a handheld
> device gives a poor user experience:
> - Scrolls. Ok, you can have nive kninetic scrolls, but, it is a mess
> when reading content that way, specially using horizontal scrolling.
> - Content reading. Offering a zoom out version of the website could
> make it unreadable for the user (personal experience with iPhone and
> Opera Mini 4)
> - Size of downloaded data (think about cost/byte)
> - And many others...
> We already have W3C Mobile Web Best Practices[4], and it would be nice
> if OpenMoko web browser think about it and perhaps it could join some
> initiatives as W3C Device Description Repository[5] to make it a
> 'golden class' device in test suites[6]
> And think about this:
> - Screens are getting bigger
> - Screen resolutions are getting bigger
> - But my hand still have the same size
> Thanks and best regards,
> [1] http://www.developershome.com/wap/detection/detection.asp? 
> page=uaprof
> [2] http://wurfl.sf.net
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-mediaqueries/
> [4] http://www.w3.org/2007/02/mwbp_flip_cards
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/DDWG/
> [6] http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/Tests/
> -- 
> J. Manrique López de la Fuente
> http://www.jsmanrique.es

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