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Re: remedy for click event

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 18:15:22 -0700
To: Krzysztof Maczyński <1981km@gmail.com>
Message-id: <7C223CAB-2A2F-41EA-8E29-1386BCEC131A@apple.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Travis Leithead <travil@microsoft.com>, www-dom@w3.org

On Sep 19, 2009, at 3:57 PM, Krzysztof Maczyński wrote:

> Dear All,
> Doug Schepers wrote:
>> I am not convinced that this is a compelling enough use case to  
>> account
>> for... the 'click' event is a pretty crazy and krufty legacy feature,
>> but it's just not going to go away.  I have no intentions to  
>> deprecate
>> it (in any sense of the word), and I suspect the implementers would  
>> find
>> it laughable if I did anyway.
> As I argued, it being dispatched both at non-activating click and  
> activating non-click makes it broken almost beyond repair.

I agree that this is odd. But it doesn't seem to create problems for  
content authors in practice. I think we should leave click alone. I  
expect a "click2" event would add more complexity and confusion than  
it would resolve.

Received on Sunday, 20 September 2009 01:16:10 UTC

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