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

From: Stéphane Sire <sire@intuilab.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 15:12:52 +0200
Message-Id: <2793445bd93221b58852f064c70ccb36@intuilab.com>
To: public-webapi@w3.org

On Sun, 7 May 2006, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
 > * 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.
 > We should not discuss such a relationship at all and say instead that
 > the notion of a double click depends on the environment configuration

I agree too.

As I stated in 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapi/2006Mar/0246.html :

"input configuration is by itself a complex issue comparable to some 
extent to the issue of "output configuration" which has been addressed 
in part with stylesheet languages. Some day, if required by the growing 
number of input methods and devices, it could be dealt specifically 
with an input configuration language (ie. "input stylesheet language"). 
Such language for instance would allow the user to specify that his/her 
second mouse emulates a mousewheel event, or that "shift-drag" with the 
principal mouse emulates a mousewheel event on the focused element."

The definition of how a given OS / toolkit / UA would convert device 
level events into DOM level double click events would be part of that 
input configuration language which could be standardized some day. 
Meantime, DOM3EV can only define one or several arbitrary conventions.

Stéphane Sire
Research engineer
IntuiLab - http://www.intuilab.com/gallery
Received on Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:13:05 UTC

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