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Re: ISSUE-155 (textinput): Consider lowercasing 'textInput' event [DOM3 Events]

From: David Flanagan <david@davidflanagan.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:13:53 -0700
Message-ID: <4CBF77B1.5090809@davidflanagan.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: www-dom@w3.org
Doug,

That was quick action!

I was unaware, when I made the request, that Webkit-based browsers 
already supported textInput in its camel-case incarnation.  What I fear, 
of course, is that Apple or Google will feel that they need to keep 
supporting textInput and that we'll end up with the same event being 
fired twice under two different names.

Once I discovered that textInput was actually supported by Chrome and 
Safari, I went ahead and used it in some example code for the next 
edition of my JavaScript book.  Now I'm left wondering how to 
future-proof my example so that it will continue to work once browsers 
also support "textinput".

So, my concern now is to have a clean path forward for existing code. 
If the webkit implementors disable textInput when they implement 
textinput, then content authors today can simply register handlers for 
both event types, knowing that only one or the other will be triggered.

Was there any discussion on the teleconference about how this transition 
will be handled?

	David



On 10/20/2010 12:44 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, David-
>
> Thanks for your comments.
>
> We discussed one of your issues, lowercasing 'textInput', at the DOM3
> Events telcon today [1], and we agree that it would be handy, and don't
> see much risk in changing it at this point.
>
> I have changed this throughout the DOM3 Events spec, and you will see
> these changes reflected in the next editor's draft.
>
> Please let us know whether or not you are satisfied with this resolution.
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2010OctDec/0095.html
>
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
>
>
> Web Applications Working Group Issue Tracker wrote (on 10/20/10 12:30 PM):
>>
>> ISSUE-155 (textinput): Consider lowercasing 'text'Input' event [DOM3
>> Events]
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/issues/155
>>
>> Raised by: Doug Schepers
>> On product: DOM3 Events
>>
>> David
>> Flanagan<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2010OctDec/0065.html>:
>>
>> [[
>> 0) I suspect that this has already been debated at length, but does the
>> "textInput" event really have to be mixed case? With the deprecation of
>> the various DOM-prefixed event types, won't this be the only mixed-case
>> event type? Assuming that browsers expose this event with an "on"
>> handler property, JavaScript programmers are going to be confused when
>> typing "ontextInput" and will end up doing "onTextInput". If a
>> single-case name is good enough for genuinely hard-to-read things like
>> "compositionend", it should be fine to use "textinput" for this event!
>> ]]
>
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