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Re: ISSUE-82: should Anne\'s proposed even click count rule for dblclick be a normative requirement?

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 07:39:51 -0700
To: public-webapi@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060507143951.GA12056@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Sunday 2006-05-07 05:59 +0000, Web APIs Issue Tracker wrote:
> Should Anne's proposed "click count % 2 == 0" rule be a normative
> requirement, or just a helpful suggestion for one possible way to do
> things? Firefox on the Mac is the only browser/platform combo I know
> of that does not currently follow it, and I think this may be just an
> oversight. But we could alternately leave it undefined.

Is it just an oversight?  I don't think so.  Quadruple click on mac can
have semantics distinct from double-click (e.g., select paragraph versus
select word).  Why should we fire a dblclick event for something that
isn't a double click per platform conventions?

(On a Mac, try creating an empty folder on the desktop.  If you double
click on it, it's open, with the window active (close/minimize/zoom are
red/orange/green).  If you triple click, quadruple-click, or more, the
window isn't active.  If the platform convention were to tree 4 or 5
clicks as a double-click, the window would be active after the 4th or
5th click like it was after the second.)


L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation

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