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Re: ISSUE-30: mousewheel event

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:12:03 +0000 (UTC)
To: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Cc: Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0602242210240.315@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Matthew Raymond wrote:
> IE uses the highly device-specific name "onmousewheel". (Will just 
> "mousewheel" work in IE?) Near as I can tell, Safari supports the IE 
> name. I can't find any information about what Opera supports.

Names are opaque, it's the definition that matters. Don't forget that most 
people using this API won't even have English as their first language; to 
them it doesn't matter if it's mousewheel, mousescroll, or guitarjumping.

The event 'mousewheel' is the only logical choice, since it's what has 
been most widely implemented.

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