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Re: html5, details node, events

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@shastaherps.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:37:45 -0800
Message-ID: <4F065069.8050909@shastaherps.org>
To: "T.J. Crowder" <tj@crowdersoftware.com>
CC: "public-html-comments@w3.org" <public-html-comments@w3.org>
How does one go about filing an official request to have an event 
handler added to expand/collapse of the details node in the HTML5 spec?

It seems to me that it is clearly necessary and once browser vendors 
start adding it they will see the need as well, I would hate for 
different browsers to come up with different mechanisms resulting in a 
need to detect browser features when using details.

Thank you for the chrome bug report. It seems to me that Opera is the 
only browser that correctly interprets an Enter as a click for not 
anchor/form elements that have tabindex=0 set.

T.J. Crowder wrote:
> Agree there should be an event specified that is fired when the element 
> is expanded/collapsed.
> (Off-topic: I didn't see a bug report for the lack of a keyboard 
> mechanism for `details` in the Chrome issues list, so I created 
> one: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=108938 You can 
> add the element to the tab order in the usual way [tabindex="0"], which 
> solves half the problem, but once you're on the element I can't find a 
> keyboard mechanism to open it.)
> --
> T.J. Crowder
> Independent Software Engineer
> tj / crowder software / com
> www / crowder software / com
> On 2 January 2012 15:12, Michael A. Peters <mpeters@shastaherps.org 
> <mailto:mpeters@shastaherps.org>> wrote:

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