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Re: Proposal for mousewheel events

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 01:30:24 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0603280125500.315@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> I'm not sure if the interface given in 
> http://www.w3.org/mid/71BB13FE-115D-425F-9045-1BA16629D247@apple.com 
> makes sense. What basically bugs is me that we would have two almost the 
> same interfaces except for one attribute. If we only need .wheelDelta 
> I'd suggest we consider options (a), (b) and (d) from ISSUE-55 unless 
> someone has good reasons to go with a new interface instead -- 
> duplicating most of what MouseEvent currently says.

Why not just do:

   interface MouseWheelEvent: MouseEvent {
     readonly attribute long wheelDelta;

...where |wheelDelta| is a multiple of 120 (positive means rotated away 
from user or to the right, negative means rotated towards user or to the 
left), and we set |detail| to wheelDelta divided by 120? Backwards 
compatible with IE and Safari (and thus with existing content), and 
sensible at the same time.

(Issue: In an RTL environment, should it be right/left as well or 
left/right instead? I suggest raising this with i18n.)

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