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Re: [whatwg] Should scrollbars move focus?

From: Elliott Sprehn <esprehn@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:17:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CAPJYB1hcPjhDjax31aTx0EXR8E8ypLeaMcNf5wyF+7=PfV-7hQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org> wrote:
> ...
>
> This doesn't have to be specced, but it also doesn't really seems to be a
> platform convention issue. The platforms that have scrollbars are all the
> same (i.e. clicking on the scrollbar never moves focus) and no browser
> fuller matches platform that convention. Gecko's behavior is most consistent
> with that, except Gecko *does* move focus if you click on a textarea
> scrollbar. It seems especially bad that you get a different behavior if you
> click on the scrollbar of the window vs. the scrollbar of an overflow:auto
> element that fills the window

So what's the consensus here? Should WebKit have Gecko's behavior?
Should we unify the world and make scrollbars never move focus even on
<textarea>? :)

- E
Received on Friday, 26 October 2012 07:18:10 GMT

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