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Feedback on 07 September 2010 draft re DOMActivate

From: Michael Bodell <mbodell@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:44:01 +0000
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
CC: "w3c-voice-wg@w3.org" <w3c-voice-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <22CD592CCD76414085591204EB19F4E809A04C13@TK5EX14MBXC206.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
The Voice Browser Working Group has concerns about the deprecation of DOMActivate.  I.e., the:

"Warning! The DOMActivate event type is defined in this specification for
reference and completeness, but this specification deprecates the use of
this event type in favor of the related event type click. Other
specifications may define and maintain their own DOMActivate event type
for backwards compatibility."

We would like to see a device independent abstract event with the meaning of activation.  The proposed click event is not a satisfactory replacement for languages and scenarios that don't have a concept of pointer button, and is confusing as an event that means "some abstract activation has occured"..

We have been writing our VXML 3.0 specification using DOMActivate to activate specific handling of elements and handlers, and we have the need for some abstract activation event that is independent of user device interaction.  Rather than forcing us to define and maintain a DOMActivate event please consider just not deprecating the event from the DOM3 specification.
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