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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: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 14:53:02 -0700
Message-Id: <F5984024-BA7B-4964-B41A-2EF1E520B6DB@apple.com>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>, Public Web API <public-webapi@w3.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>


On Apr 14, 2006, at 1:38 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>
> 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.

I had the same reaction when I saw the list. I agree it would be  
better to overload these onto the closest corresponding traditional  
desktop keys. This increases the odds of apps written for the desktop  
working out of the box.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 14 April 2006 21:53:43 GMT

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