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ISSUE-106 (mouse capture): Consider adding mouse capture/release API [DOM3 Events]

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 05:57:42 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-106 (mouse capture): Consider adding mouse capture/release API [DOM3 Events]


Raised by: Doug Schepers
On product: DOM3 Events

It's sometimes desirable to redirect all events of a certain type to a particular element (for example, when dragging a scrollbar or a shape, you may want to allow the mousemove events to all be directed to that element).

To do this, IE implements SetCapture, ReleaseCapture, and GetCapture:
* http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms646262%28VS.85%29.aspx
* http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms646261%28VS.85%29.aspx
* http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms646257%28VS.85%29.aspx

Mozilla has recently added this as well:

We should consider adding this to DOM3 Events or DOM4 Events.
Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 05:57:44 UTC

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