Bug 230225 - Implement the VirtualKeyboard API
Summary: Implement the VirtualKeyboard API
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: Other
Hardware: Unspecified Unspecified
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Keywords: InRadar
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Reported: 2021-09-13 11:43 PDT by Bramus
Modified: 2023-01-30 17:08 PST (History)
10 users (show)

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Description Bramus 2021-09-13 11:43:11 PDT
> The VirtualKeyboard API provides authors with greater control over the visibility of the virtual keyboard (VK), and greater ability to adapt the layout of web pages when VK visibility changes.

Relevant Links:

- Explainer: https://github.com/MicrosoftEdge/MSEdgeExplainers/blob/main/VirtualKeyboardAPI/explainer.md
- Spec: https://www.w3.org/TR/virtual-keyboard/
Comment 1 Bramus 2021-09-13 11:45:32 PDT
Other Browsers/Engines:

- Chromium: https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/5680057076940800 (Shipping with Chromium 94)
- Gecko/Firefox: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1730568
Comment 2 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2021-09-15 09:40:27 PDT
Comment 3 Kevin Neal 2021-09-15 09:41:30 PDT
Thank you for filing. The appropriate engineers have been notified.
Comment 4 N 2023-01-05 08:40:55 PST

Any update on this?

It's very hard (if possible at all) to control whether the Keyboard hides the bottom contents of the screen, which is different from the behavior of the other browsers on Android.

Chrome v108 allows to control this via viewport meta - https://developer.chrome.com/blog/viewport-resize-behavior/

which gives more flexibility to devs.

Would be nice to see Safari implementing any kind of flexibility, as at the moment we have none.