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Re: Canvas Sub-Group Meeting Scheduled [Monday: 17 MAR 2014]

From: Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:27:40 -0400
Message-ID: <53282DAC.9010201@w3.org>
To: Jay Munro <jaymunro@microsoft.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, "Rik Cabanier (cabanier@adobe.com)" <cabanier@adobe.com>, Jatinder Mann <jmann@microsoft.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
CC: Canvas <public-canvas-api@w3.org>, HTML A11Y TF Public <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
On 3/18/14, 12:10 AM, Jay Munro wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I got this note from Jacob Rossi, one of our PMs who reviewed the spec. Some food for thought.
> 
>          Accessing regions by a string ID seems like a clumsy API and requires me to keep my own model that tracks the regions and their IDs.
>         o   Also the ID is optional, meaning some hit regions could be lost forever?
>         o   Id actually recommend just scrapping the ID concept altogether and focus on the control nodes. In fact, add/RemoveHitRegion() could just take a control as the only arg. If you want an ID, just use the ID attribute on the control node.
>                  If IDs were scrapped, then the MouseEvent.region extension isnt needed. This would be my preference.
> 
>          ID string is listed as optional, control is not. But yet from the algorithm for addHitRegion(), it seems control is also optional?
>          The argument type for add/removeHitRegion(), HitRegionOptions, is not defined anywhere in the spec. I think this should be a dictionary type most likely.
>          There doesnt seem to be a way to access the collection of added hit regions. Id expect something like context.regions to expose a collection of the added regions.
> o   E.g. it currently seems I have to remove and add a hit region if I just want to update it. Perhaps its felt this isnt needed in an immediate-mode graphics API?
>          Spec should also handle PointerEvents too!
> 

Thanks for sharing this, Jay.  I have added it to the agenda for next week [1].
 I also encourage discussion on list.

[1] https://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Canvas#Next_Agenda

Best,

Mark

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