[rfc-i] open issues: small and mobile screens

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu May 31 11:36:15 PDT 2012

On 5/31/12 12:33 PM, Joe Touch wrote:
> On 5/31/2012 11:28 AM, Tim Bray wrote:
>> A big modern 4+-inch-diagonal phone, with a high-pixel-density screen,
>> is practical for reading almost anything.  Even if I believed your
>> assertion that it’s too small for anything but a few paragraphs, the
>> case of looking up just a few paragraphs is an important one; it seems
>> a no-brainer that consulting a little chunk of ABNF or
>> codespace-repertoire or some such is at least as common as reading
>> specs end-to-end.
> Cellphones are not currently practical for reading books or paper-length
> output from other sources.

I do that already. But perhaps I'm not practical.

> If you want to consult a snippet of a doc, panning around is fine - and
> already works with the existing RFC format.

That is not my experience.


Peter Saint-Andre

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