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Re: ACTION-25: Make a proposal for the additions that the mobile folks have been asking for in keyboard events

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:38:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: Public Web API <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0604142030330.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 14 Apr 2006, Robin Berjon wrote:
> 
> : New Key Identifiers
> 
>   JoystickUp
>     The joystick's up orientation.
>   JoystickDown
>     The joystick's down orientation.
>   JoystickLeft
>     The joystick's left orientation.
>   JoystickRight
>     The joystick's right orientation.
>   JoystickOk
>     The joystick's OK.
>   MobileLeft
>     The left application key on a mobile device.
>   MobileRight
>     The right application key on a mobile device.

Why not use these?:

    Up
    Down
    Left
    Right
    Enter
    F1
    F2

...?

That way applications built to support arrow keys automatically work on 
mobile devices without having to do anything special.


> : Nicer key identifiers
> 
> It has been suggested that since mobile keyboards have a pretty much universal
> set of 12 keys in common, it would be nice for authors if those were given
> identifiers friendlier than "U+0030" through "U+0039" (0-9), "U+0023" (#) and
> "U+002A" (*).

This only really makes sense if we do the same with A-Z keys on Western 
keyboards, IMHO.

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