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Re: proposal: add input/keyboard locale to text and keyboard events [ISSUE-119]

From: Jacob Rossi <jrossi@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:44:39 +0000
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "aharon@google.com" <aharon@google.com>
Message-ID: <D0BC8E77E79D9846B61A2432D1BA4EAE025FAE91@TK5EX14MBXC116.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
>> 1. What about handwriting and voice? Both should be highly
>> language-dependent, so conceptually there should be no problem with
>> assigning to these events an input locale. Are they covered by keyboard
>> and/or composition events?
>>
>> 2. An application may not need the power of working with keyboard and/or
>> composition events, but much prefer the simplicity of text events. For such
>> an application, the feature would be killed (although I admit that this is
>> stronger language than warranted).
>>
>> Aharon

Agreed, conceptually it's not blocked from being defined for those input methods. And so, per discussion in the telecon on Wed, it'll be put on KeyboardEvent, CompositionEvent, and TextEvent.  However, it will be spec'd in such a way that either "" or the correct inputLocale will be considered passing implementations for this property since UAs may not be able to define it accurately for all input methods. And this way, it enables the spec to be forward compatible should it ever become possible for UAs to define it for more input methods not covered by Keyboard and Composition events.

-Jacob
Received on Tuesday, 14 December 2010 00:45:14 GMT

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