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DOM3EV: [ViewModes] typeArg on initXXXEvent

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:42:34 +0200
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "bjoern@hoehrmann.de" <bjoern@hoehrmann.de>
CC: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C2890C65AB2@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>

In the ViewModes specification [1] we define a few new events.
All the initXXXEvent methods have currently typeArg parameter.
I think they are superfluous, but they seem to mimic what is defined in DOM2Events and DOM3Events.
The problem is that in DOM2Events and DOM3Event the initXXXEvent methods are for groups of lower level events, like UIEvent (DOMActivate, DOMFocusIn etc.), KeyboardEvent (keydown, keyup), MouseEvent (click, dblclick, mousedown etc.) etc.

However, e.g.  DOM3Events' MouseWheelEvent [2] has only 1 possible value for typeArg, namely mousewheel [3] (if I read current version of the specification correctly).

So the question arises whether typeArg is required for MouseWheelEvent?
What happens the typeArg passed is not "mousewheel"?
Could we have latest Web IDL for DOM3Events with related "raises"?

Once we have the answer to the above questions, I assume the ViewModes specification will follow.
As for me for the events specified in the current pre-FPWD document do not need typeArg, since it just unnecessarily doubles the information in the method invocation.

What do you think?


Kind regards,

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/waf/widgets-vm/Overview.src.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/events.html#Events-MouseWheelEvent
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/events.html#event-mousewheel

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