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Re: onmouseover-touchscreen-pda

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 19:08:02 -0500 (EST)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
cc: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0201181905560.17586-100000@smarty.smart.net>
On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> I have used touchscreens where it was possible to mouse around because a
> mouseclick was done by having a double click on the screen (If you think
> about how the classic Macintosh desktop, which Windows copied, works, then
> this is the same idea).

and there were some real problems.  it depends on how the screen detects
the screen being touched.   
   I recently worked with a state agency that wanted to put in kiosks for
getting things from the agency.   however the screen had to be touched by
a finger..a pencil or artifical limb would not activate it......oops

so it was redesigned with an infared scan system that detects anything.

Bob

> 
> Cheers
> 
> Charles
> 
> On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
> 
>   I'll be fascinated to have a pda with games pad, for the meantime has
>   anyone experience of how onmouseover is emulated with a touchscreen?
>   tabbing isn't really good enough, but might have to be.
> 
>   can one stroke the screen perhaps?
> 
>   thanks
> 
> 
> 
> 

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