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Re: [whatwg] Should <video controls> generate click events?

From: Rick Waldron <waldron.rick@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:28:39 -0400
Message-ID: <CAHfnhfrtRRAQyrserQXUp+p2cy5V3RqM2Wy_r6R0=nX8mD-wCA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Brian Chirls <brian.chirls@gmail.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 7:43 AM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Ideally the event.target is defined more specifically, eg. if event
> objects
> > from clicks (and others) on controls had an event.target that was the
> > actual controls element.
>
> What "actual controls element"?  There is no such thing.


I guess I incorrectly assumed that the video element controls in the shadow
subtree could stand in here—sorry for creating confusion and thanks for
setting it straight.

Rick


>
> Again, events based on the actual actions are the way to go.  If
> you're trying to track user's behavior in some way, what happens if
> you're listening for clicks on the controls but they instead do a
> right-click on the video and select "pause" from there?  The scenario
> you're trying to defend is broken from the start. :/
>
> ~TJ
>
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