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Re: DOM events - mousewheel?

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 20:25:28 +0100
Message-ID: <007101c1e645$a1e33b00$106627d9@JChadwick>
To: "Philippe Le Hegaret" <plh@w3.org>, "Joseph Kesselman" <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "Dmitry Kirsanov" <dmitry@kirsanov.com>, <www-dom@w3.org>
I don't believe scrolling is a 'good' use of the mousewheel.
It really remains to be seen what its purpose may be, however, I recommend
In the blink of an eye by walter murch:
for those having problems, his main issue with digital film editing was the
absence of a wheel.
Anyone who feels they know better had better have a pretty wonderful CV

visions of mine include a variation on drop down menus, linked in a previous
mail, and speeding throught the history, for those who prefer pictures to


jonathan chetwynd
peepo project manager

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Kesselman" <keshlam@us.ibm.com>
To: "Philippe Le Hegaret" <plh@w3.org>
Cc: "Dmitry Kirsanov" <dmitry@kirsanov.com>; <www-dom@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: DOM events - mousewheel?

> >btw, the current intent for events is to describe them at the semantic
> >level instead of the device level.
> Agreed. If there was going to be a standardized event for this it should
> probably be the semantic event -- probably a scrolling event, since that's
> what the wheel usually maps to -- rather than the low-level one.
> The DOM WG isn't defining every possible device event, or even every
> possible semantic event. A lot of that will wind up being someone else's
> responsibilities. Note that the DOM doesn't _have_ to define them all,
> since the DOM event system will happily propigate events other than those
> defined in this spec.
> ______________________________________
> Joe Kesselman  / IBM Research
Received on Wednesday, 17 April 2002 15:25:55 UTC

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