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RE: focus/blur events

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 11:02:19 +0100
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Hi Ian,

> Having said all this, it is unclear to me exactly what it 
> means for the DOM Events spec to have these events, and so 
> I'm unsure as to whether it makes any sense to discuss 
> "adding" or "removing" events from this spec.

On the one hand, the DOMFocusIn and Out events are in the DOM 2 Events spec,
and have been for nearly six years. So to deprecate them in favour of blur
and focus when DOM 3 Events comes out, would be to "remove" functionality
(their bubbliness).

But do you mean that really they should be in a separate spec? That DOM 3
Events should focus on the architecture, whilst the actual naming and
behaviour of the events themselves should be elsewhere? If so, I for one
would certainly agree with that, especially since many events will be little
'clusters' based around some defined functionality. A much smaller, leaner
spec purely concentrating on control navigation could describe these events.



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