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Re: DOM3 Events last call comment

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:02:18 -0400
Message-ID: <4CC10CCA.7070900@w3.org>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Steven Pemberton <Steven.Pemberton@cwi.nl>, www-dom@w3.org
Hi, Jonas-

Jonas Sicking wrote (on 10/21/10 8:20 PM):
> I'm arguing that even "just" keyboard and mouse is enough to warrant a
> activation event, separate from mouse-click and key-press. So the need
> always existed.

Oh, I see.  Yes, we agree there.  That browsers added artificial 'click' 
events on keyboard activation was pragmatic but unfortunate.  It was 
good for making legacy content more accessible, but it was a short-term 
solution.  DOMActivate would have been a better solution if it had taken 
off right away.

> Anyhow, I suspect we're arguing an unimportant aspect as we seem to
> both agree that in an ideal world there would be a separate activation
> event different from "click", but that's not the ideal world that
> we're living in.

Yep, again I agree.

However, I do think that we may have a real second chance at defining 
these user-action events, so all is not lost... just a little delayed.

-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Friday, 22 October 2010 04:02:33 UTC

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