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RE: DOM events - mousewheel?

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 31 May 2002 14:42:33 -0400
To: Brad Pettit <bradp@microsoft.com>
Cc: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, Dmitry Kirsanov <dmitry@kirsanov.com>, www-dom@w3.org
Message-Id: <1022870553.23992.78.camel@jfouffa>

On Wed, 2002-04-17 at 16:02, Brad Pettit wrote:
> >jonathan chetwynd wrote:
> >The fact is they are different, riding a bike and turning the lights off are
> >very different types of action.
> >...
> >So that we can design systems that enable button users to travers hundreds
> >of clicks swiftly, and wheel users to migrate slowly.
> 
> 
> Just as the "hover" pseudoclass doesn't require the node to have focus, neither does mousewheel. In fact, one could say it's an event that is usually applied to the hovered element.
> 
> "mousewheel" is as deserving of a separate MouseEvent as click or any of the others; tying it too closely to "scroll" would be a mistake in my opinion.
> 
> A "wheel" variation of MouseEvent, perhaps with gradations of 1 instead of 120, seems like a great idea.

There are a lot of events we don't support in DOM Level 3...
We added this one on our "future investigation" list.

Philippe
Received on Friday, 31 May 2002 14:43:25 GMT

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