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Re: ISSUE-30: mousewheel event

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 12:32:51 -0000
Message-ID: <013001c63d2c$422a4680$48eefe51@Snufkin>
To: "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>

"Matthew Raymond" <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
>   So if I have my mouse set up to switch applications when I move the
> mouse wheel, the BROWSER should prevent me from doing so and instead
> hand that input off to a Javascript function?!? Get real!

No, obviously not.

There are 2 issues here, they are completely unrelated, one is how to 
identify mouse buttons or mousewheels in a web-api.

The other is about how you configure the permission to access these buttons 
and wheels.

The second should not be standardised, the first needs to be supported.

>   I did a quick test with two <textarea> elements. Scrolling the
> unfocused <textarea> using the mouse wheel in both IE and Mozilla did
> not cause the element to take focus from the focused <textarea>.

Try it with a SELECT element ie give focus to a select area, then use the 
scrollwheel when mousefocus is somewhere else, I'm pretty sure the focused 
element will scroll.

Received on Wednesday, 1 March 2006 12:33:40 UTC

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