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Re: 'onmousewheel'

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 09:11:49 -0400
Message-Id: <200109131309.JAA2546008@smtp1.mail.iamworld.net>
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[copied to XTECH because this is directly related to input device independence
strategies, which is an open issue across multiple groups.]

At 08:07 AM 2001-09-13 , Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>I was searching for information on how successful ie6 is with XML, and came
>across this:
><http://www.webreference.com/js/tips/010718.html>http://www.webreference.c
om/js/tips/010718.html

-- viz:

   Yehuda Shiran July 18, 2001
   Measuring Mousewheel Rotations (IE6)
   [1]Tips: [2]July 2001

   Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
   [3]Doc JavaScript

   [34313065643966393362613061653330?_RM_EMPTY_] Internet Explorer 6
   supports a new event, onmousewheel. The onmousewheel event is
   triggered when the user rotates the wheel button. The event object can
   be queried to find all the event's properties. Only the onmousewheel
   event exposes the wheelDelta property. The wheelDelta property
   indicates the direction and the length of the wheel rotation. The
   length is given in a multiple of 120. A negative wheelDelta indicates
   the wheel has been rotated towards the user. A positive value
   indicates it was rotated away from the user. Put your mouse on the
   image below and rotate the wheel button. The image should change its
   position on the page:

-- end quote

>I had written about something similar to ig at this very time....
>
>I don't believe it is part of ecma262, however it could prove to be very
>useful.
>

Anything named onInputHappening is broken on delivery in terms of disability
access to webApplication behavior.

The action, the object method, must be identified, and as a second step bound
to actualInterface degrees of freedom such as a down event on the left button
on a mouse, or in this case, a measurable rotation of the wheel on a
wheelMouse.  Only by assuring that the input acceptor is adequately described
can we [with a majority of successes rather than a majority of failures]
provide third parties with a usable capability to inject successful bindings
from alternate device or emulator arrangements.

Al

>jonathan chetwynd
>IT teacher (LDD)
>j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
><http://www.peepo.com/>http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the
best picture directory
>on the web"
>  
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