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DOMActivate and its default action

From: Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:57:38 +0100
To: public-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.xs6eecb6smjzpq@steven-aspire-s7>
In the definition of DOMActivate  
(http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XForms_2.0#The_DOMActivate_Event) it  

	The default action for this event results in the following:
		None; notification event only.

However, the overview table for the events  
(http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XForms_2.0#Events_Overview) says that  
DOMActivate is cancelable, which has no effect if there is no default  
action, so what would be the point? (However, DOM3 Events does the same  
thing http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/#event-type-DOMActivate, and  
so does HTML5).

Furthermore, The Submit Element  
(http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Forms/wiki/XForms_2.0#The_submit_Element) says

	Implementation Requirements: The default action for event DOMActivate is  
to dispatch event xforms-submit to the submission element specified by  
attribute submission (or its default).

My feeling is that DOMActivate should have a default action, which varies  
per element that generates it.

These are the elements that generate DOMActivate:

	input, trigger, submit, secret, textarea, range, upload, select, select1

For reference, here is what HTML5 says about the click event, which is  
their equivalent:

"The default action of the click event type varies based on the event  
target of the event and the value of the MouseEvent.button or  
MouseEvent.buttons attributes. Typical default actions of the click event  
type are as follows:
If the event target has associated activation behavior, the default action  
MUST be to execute that activation behavior (see Activation triggers and  
If the event target is focusable, the default action MUST be to give that  
element document focus."

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