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Re: ISSUE-30: mousewheel event

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 13:38:06 +0100
To: "Matthew Raymond" <mattraymond@earthlink.net>, "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.s5kypsnpwxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 06:55:48 +0100, Matthew Raymond  
<mattraymond@earthlink.net> wrote:

>    As for "wheel" versus "scroll", I think "scroll" is more
> device-independent, but I don't really care enough to argue about it...

Right. I've been around this issue before, with click vs activate. Living  
with a name that sounds odd is much better than waiting 7 years to change  
things, and then discovering that you have to live with a funny name to  
support the actual content out there.

Picking a name that will work is doomed to failure in the long run, so  
worrying too much about it is not the most useful way to spend our time.

>   We still need to reconcile the event property names and scale. IE
> uses "wheelDelta", while Mozilla uses "detail", plus the values returned
> by the two are something like this:
>   IEEvent.wheelDelta = MozEvent.detail * -40
>   So I guess there are still some technical matters to debate.




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