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[XAG] event triggers Re: Comments on XAG - 3 Oct 2002

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 19:33:22 +1100
Cc: wai-xtech@w3.org
To: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CE8694C6-43E4-11D7-AA01-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

My personal opinion, which I think matches PF's consensus, is that some 
events in DOM2 such as onmouse* are indeed device specific. There are 
ways of working around this - the current situation that included some 
non-specific events alongside some specific ones doesn't strike me as a 
great outcome :(

There is discussion of this more and more frequently, and I believe 
that the Batik SVG viewer has implemented a fairly device-independent 
set of event triggers tied to particular user agent inputs. I hope to 
find time to follow this up further, but it seems never to exist.



On Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003, at 12:04 Australia/Melbourne, Dean Jackson 

> * 3.4 Use a device-independent interaction and events model / module.
> Your example technique suggests using Activate rather than
> Click (I assume). I guess this means that you think the DOM events
> are device specific? (Note: I'm not arguing, I just want to know:)
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 2003 03:33:16 UTC

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