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RE: focus/blur events

From: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 01:20:53 -0500
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Ian Hickson wrote:
| On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Mark Birbeck wrote:
| >
| > What this says to me is that *if* you are producing some 
| specification 
| > in which some item receives 'focus' then you should use the 
| DOMFocusIn 
| > event to indicate that the item has received focus.
| That might be your interpretation but it is not what the spec 
| actually 
| says. The specification as it stands today makes absolutely 
| no statements 
| regarding the conformance of other specifications.
| Whether it _should_ is a valid question for DOM3 Events, but is not a 
| valid argument about whether DOM2 Events _does_ or not.

Further discussion on the issue of personal preferences regarding the
wording of Specs seems counterproductive and controversial. 

The reality of the situation is that 2 Specs, XForms and SVG, rely on the
definition of DOMFocusIn/Out as detailed in DOM2; to wit, a focus event that
bubbles. The only clear course of action is to include them in DOM3 as well.

If you would like to suggest wording for these events that satisfies both
the working assumptions in existing W3C Specs and appropriately normative
language, that would be great. 

If this means that we would also have to come up with a satisfying
definition for "focus" and other concepts, that would also be an interesting

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