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Re: ISSUE-122 (add mousewheel): Consider adding 'mousewheel' again [DOM3 Events]

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 22:35:13 +0300
Message-ID: <4C911FF1.4030307@helsinki.fi>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: www-dom@w3.org
On 09/10/2010 02:17 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:09:38 +0200, Web Applications Working Group Issue
> Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
>> 'mousewheel' was later dropped based on feedback from implementers
>> (Mozilla, Microsoft), who expressed a reluctance to implement
>> 'mousewheel', and a lack of useful interoperability and concern that
>> any change to improve interop would likely break a number of sites.
>>
>> However, the group may wish to consider adding it again, see:
>> * http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2010JulSep/0103.html
>
> Are you saying Internet Explorer no longer supports the mousewheel
> event?
That is not the point.
The point is that mousewheel doesn't capture all the things needed in
today's wheel events. So better to have something which hopefully
is closer to what is needed.

-Olli


> The reason Opera / Chrome / Safari support the event is because
> Internet Explorer has it too and is needed for compatibility.
Yet they don't work the same way, IIRC

> Mozilla
> indeed does not have it, but they have DOMMouseScroll or some such.
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 19:36:00 GMT

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