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Re: Next events meeting: 17 Jan 2002 @ 4pm ET

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 14:38:30 -0600
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To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, rayw@netscape.com, plh@w3.org, lehors@us.ibm.com, shane@aptest.com, gleng@freedomscientific.com, charles@w3.org, asgilman@iamdigex.net
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

>Todo: The WAI groups need to provide a use case of when it's useful
>   to know that an event handler was declared on the current node
>   and not an ancestor.

JRG:  I think we only want current node. We have no real use for bubbling 
information at this point.

>2) What's the best place to describe the semantics of
>    author-specified behaviors?
>We have not progressed much on this issue. However, there is
>some sense that this is more of a format issue than a DOM issue.
>Ray has stated that it doesn't make sense to be able to
>specify descriptions on a per-handler basis if you can't
>activate handlers individually.
>Question: Would it be useful for the DOM to provide all
>descriptions of all handlers for a given event type? Or
>should we specify instead (one or more) descriptions for an
>event type (rather than handler)?

JRG: This seems to be more a markup issue.  The markup language should 
provide a means to associate the purpose/function of a script to a 
particular event handler.  One possible solution is some thing similar to 
the label element for form controls.  This would be considered conditional 
content, form a UAAG point of view, and could be made available to the user 
through the DOM or the User Interface.

>Please indicate what other questions WAI or the DOM WG or the
>HTML WG should answer.
>[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001OctDec/0135
>[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2001OctDec/0132
>[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-events/
>Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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