Ticket #170 (closed Tasks: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Implement BrowserField2 for OS 6.0

Reported by: octo Owned by: octo
Priority: normal Milestone: 2.0
Component: LogicMail Version: None
Keywords: Cc:
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The current method of displaying HTML messages involves a somewhat awkward and difficult-to-use "BrowserField". This field is an older version of the device web browser engine made available through a cumbersome API.

OS 5.0 has an entirely new "BrowserField" implementation: net.rim.device.api.browser.field2.BrowserField

This new field should be used for HTML message display on OS 5.0 devices.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by octo

  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone set to 2.0

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by octo

  • Priority changed from minor to normal

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by octorian

In [851]:

Initial attempt at BrowserField2 support for OS 6 (refs #170)

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by octorian

In [852]:

Basic zooming hotkey support for HTML messages, in cases where there isn't overlap with existing hotkeys (refs #170)

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by octo

Current updates only implement this on OS 6.0, and it might wind up staying that way. I haven't decided for sure yet.

There are still some lingering issues that may need fixing, if I can figure out simple ways of doing so:

  • Vertical screen-swipe scrolling doesn't work, but the touch-pad can be used as a workaround (only a major concern if 5.0 support is added, or if non-touchpad 6.0 touchscreen devices are released)
  • HTML messages that are wider than the screen may actually be commonplace, and annoying
    • Can be fixed with annoyingly-tiny-text auto-zoom-out
    • Can be fixed by attempting to inspect and alter the DOM tree to change hard-coded pixel-widths
  • Zoom in/out hotkeys may conflict with normal message-viewing hotkeys on certain devices and keypad locales
    • Currently, zoom hotkeys are only checked if no other hotkeys are matched
    • Workaround may have to involve explicit field-focus-detection for hotkey processing, and may get in the way of expected hotkey behavior

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by octorian

In [854]:

Fixed vertical touch-scrolling for BrowserField2 (refs #170)

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by octo

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Summary changed from Implement BrowserField2 for OS 5.0 to Implement BrowserField2 for OS 6.0

Sufficiently functional, and decided to limit it to OS 6.0.

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