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From "Nick Retallack (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CB-1169) position:fixed does not update its positioning context when you rotate your phone
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:42:04 GMT
Nick Retallack created CB-1169:

             Summary: position:fixed does not update its positioning context when you rotate
your phone
                 Key: CB-1169
             Project: Apache Cordova
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Android
    Affects Versions: 1.9.0, 1.8.0, 1.7.0, 2.0.0
         Environment: Any android phone
            Reporter: Nick Retallack
            Assignee: Joe Bowser

This page demonstrates the problem:

Open this page in Android Browser and notice that when you rotate your device, the red square
is always positioned in the far right corner.

Now try running this page in phonegap.  If you load the page in portrait and rotate your device
to landscape, the red square stays in the middle of the bar.  If you load the page in landscape
and rotate to portrait, the red square stays offscreen.  I've included a refresh link on the
page so you can easily test this.

I've verified the problem on many versions of phonegap on many versions of Android OS: Froyo,
Gingerbread, ICS, and even JellyBean.  Perhaps you need to change the way you poke the page
to reflow when the user rotates their phone.

--- Notes on Work-arounds

One way to work around this would be to use absolute positioning on both the header and the
scrollable content, and give the scrollable content overflow:auto.  Unfortunately, most android
phones do not support oveflow:auto so this would not work.  There are scrolling plugins out
there that attempt to work around this, but my content is virtually rendered (elements are
inserted and absolutely positioned in the scrollable area only when they should be visible)
and it does not play well with these plugins.  I suppose I could modify one.

Another work-around is to position the content from the left instead of the right, and update
its position using JavaScript.

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