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Re: Repair of Pointer Based Events

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 19:31:38 -0500
Message-ID: <001201c092f8$d4d8da20$2cf60141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Cc: "WAI PF group" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, "WAI UA group" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
I was thinking of it more along the lines of actually tying a key
binding by repair to the element such that it would expose the

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Cc: "WAI PF group" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>; "WAI UA group"
Sent: February 09, 2001 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: Repair of Pointer Based Events

Certainly it is an acceptable part of a solution.

What is missing from mousekeys is the ability to navigate from element
element, or indeed to really know where the mouse is non-visually in
terms of
the document structure. What is missing from commmon keyboard
is the ability to fire mouse events.

The simplest technique for getting this to work that I can think of is
provide a function that brings the mouse cursor/pointer to the
location of
the currently focussed element. This provides for mouse hover, and the
is already available using mousekeys - in other words operating system
standards. (I haven't tried to implement this - how easy it is depends
on the
window management system being used.)

As far as I can tell that would satisfy the user requirement and
the various checkpoint requirements. Albeit not the most elegant of
interfaces, is possibly good enough that people won't worry what is
the most
elegant for a while longer.


Charles McCN

On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Jon Gunderson wrote:

  Response in JRG to CMN:

  >   The reasons for reducing the requirement for active elements:
  >   1. We do not have any implementation experience for this
  >MouseKeys implements this feature. The only bit it does not
commonly provide
  >is the abilitry  to move the mouse cursor to a point that has been
reached by
  >keyboard navigation (which isn't explicitly required by the
feature - it is
  >just a technique that leverages the fact that mousekeys is readily
  >on common platforms such as linux, MacOS, Windows)

  JRG: Would you consider mouse keys to be an acceptable part of a
  to this repair function?

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