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RE: 'onmousewheel'

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spinsol.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 21:00:37 +0100
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> Jon Hanna wrote:
> It would be interesting to find out whether it ends up in the DOM 
> at a later
> stage given it's very MS-centric status.
> 
> I don't really understand why this is considered MS centric, wheel
> implementation seems to be a huge bonus,
> the one I have is by Logitech...

Because the mousewheel concept was developed (commercially at least)
by MS and Logitech and because the only time I've heard of it
mentioned by *nix coders they say they use 120 as the delta value for
mousewheel code because they figure future-proofing in the same
manner of MS is likely to be a winner. There is no reason for using
120 rather than 60, 100, 180, 200, 240 or another easily divisible
number other than someone had to decide on one and MS decided on 120
(although it does have obvious advantages as a choice).

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