Re: desktop as a separate window (fwd)

On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Michael ROGERS wrote:

> >In Section 2 - Desktop Areas as opposed to multiple desktops, the spec
> >seems to imply that the current active area is measured in whole
> >screen size units.  Does this prohibit setting the viewport to a
> >position that straddles several whole window sized areas?  I would
> >hope that this is not the case, but that's how the spec reads.
> I think the viewport is defined as the area of the desktop which is currently
> visible (ie it must be exactly the size of the screen) and its position is
> specified in pixels from the top left corner of the desktop, so you could have
> smoothly scrolling viewports.

Indeed, but clearly the spec needs clarifying on this point.  It's now on
my list :-)


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