From:  "Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)" <>
Date:  16 May 2017 03:34:59 Hong Kong Time

Re: Representing secure context API features on MDN


Yes, this is something I’ve advocated for for several years at various planning and design get-togethers and other times, but it’s never managed to become a thing we had time for.

I would like to see something that’s compact but clear that can appear either above the text or even above at the top of one of the two sidebars (quicklinks or TOC). It could theoretically even be something that’s done vertically instead of horizontally, as a tab-like widget that sits just inside the edge of the content area, with indicators that summarize compatibility, possibly even clickable to expand to show more details or even the full compat table in a drawer. That tab could even stay visible as you scroll, so there’s always access to compat information.

I’d also love it if the very most basic information about browser compatibility could be included, even if it’s just browser icons that are dimmed if the feature isn’t supported, possibly with some kind of indicator used for partial support, etc. Lots of ways this could go to think about.

Of course, there are tons of things you can do with things like this, but simply deciding to do something is the place to start.

Eric Shepherd
Senior Technical Writer
Mozilla Developer Network 

> On May 15, 2017, at 12:36 PM, William Bamberg  wrote:
> It would be great to devise a "compact summary" of BCD that highlights possible issues with an API, that we could have at the tops of pages, and that could link to the full table at the bottom. That could also replace banners like {{SeeCompatTable}}, which also eats a bunch of space ( ).