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

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:11:26 +0000
To: Mark Sadecki <mark@w3.org>
CC: Canvas <public-canvas-api@w3.org>, HTML A11Y TF Public <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Sam Ruby (rubys@intertwingly.net)" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, 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>
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What is the status of these discussions?  I cannot tell from the minutes when the sub-group thinks it will have a revised Canvas LC draft ready for the A11Y TF and WG to approve?

/paulc

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sadecki [mailto:mark@w3.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:28 AM
To: Jay Munro; Philippe Le Hegaret; Rik Cabanier (cabanier@adobe.com); Jatinder Mann; Richard Schwerdtfeger
Cc: Canvas; HTML A11Y TF Public
Subject: Re: Canvas Sub-Group Meeting Scheduled [Monday: 17 MAR 2014]

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   I'd 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 isn't 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 doesn't seem to be a way to access the collection of added hit regions. I'd 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 it's felt this isn't 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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