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Re: Making all interactive elements visible

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 15:16:30 -0600
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Aaron Leventhal <aaronl@netscape.com>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
It should be remembered that our current proposal does not solve all event 
problems, so we are really deciding how much Web content adds event 
handlers programmatically.  If it is not much, why require a lot of 
developer hacking that we will ask them to stop using in the future, if DOM 
provides what we need in the future.  We should do our best to get what can 
be achieved now through the DOM and try to work with the DOM group to get 
what we need in the future.


At 12:51 PM 3/8/2001 -0500, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>On Thu, 8 Mar 2001, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>   Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>   >
>   > If UAs don't keep track of the information, they will have a hard 
> time making
>   > use  of it.
>   The DOM API lets you add handlers, trigger them, and remove them,
>   so the UA can do useful things through that interface even without
>   keeping a list of the handlers available.
>    -Ian
>Err, yes. But the question is "How can users discover things that have
>associated behaviour?" Which becomes interesting when they only have it
>sometimes - under what conditions does the user need to know where they are?

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