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"DOM4 Events" Proposal (was: Spec proposals for Event constructors)

From: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:22:43 +0000
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "schepers@w3.org" <schepers@w3.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Kentaro Hara <haraken@chromium.org>
CC: Dominic Cooney <dominicc@chromium.org>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <D0BC8E77E79D9846B61A2432D1BA4EAE0356BE79@TK5EX14MBXC288.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Kentaro,

Thanks for helping get the ball rolling on this! I think event constructors are a great idea. DOM4 has pioneered this for the Event interface [1]. However, we should do this across all event interfaces. So we need a spec for the remaining ones. I think this, potentially along with other ideas we've had in the past [2, 3], will make up a great new spec to extend DOM L3 Events.

I've taken your suggestions and drafted them up as a part of a ""DOM4 Events" proposal: 

http://html5labs.com/dom4events/ 

I'd like to solicit feedback on what I've written so far, other possible features to include in scope for this proposal, and what folks think about bringing this in as a new specification in Web Apps. I'll start some threads with a couple questions I had while writing this proposal.

Thanks,

Jacob

[1] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/domcore/raw-file/tip/Overview.html#constructing-events 
[2] http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/DOM3Events#Proposals

[3] http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/DOM_Wishlist 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anne van Kesteren [mailto:annevk@opera.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:36 AM
> To: www-dom@w3.org; schepers@w3.org; Jacob Rossi; Kentaro Hara
> Cc: Dominic Cooney
> Subject: Re: Spec proposals for Event constructors
> 
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:56:43 +0200, Kentaro Hara <haraken@chromium.org>
> wrote:
> > We have been working on implementing constructors for Events:
> >
> > https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67824

> >
> > However, some Events do not yet have the specs for their constructors. We
> > would be happy if you could take a look at our spec proposals for the
> > following DOM Level 3 Events:
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14050

> >
> > http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14051

> >
> > http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14052

> >
> > http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14053

> >
> > http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14054

> >
> > http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14055

> 
> It would also be great if for the interfaces that are newly introduced we
> do not introduce a init*Event method. CompositionEvent, TextEvent,
> WheelEvent, can probably have it removed. UIEvent, MouseEvent, and
> KeyboardEvent should probably carry a note about their init*Event methods
> being strongly discouraged, as we cannot really remove those I think.
> 
> 
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/


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