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[Bug 22073] New: 'Meta' key is the same as the 'OS' or 'Win' key

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Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 16:28:51 +0000
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-22073-4009@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22073

            Bug ID: 22073
           Summary: 'Meta' key is the same as the 'OS' or 'Win' key
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DOM3 Events
          Assignee: travil@microsoft.com
          Reporter: garykac@google.com
        QA Contact: public-webapps-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, www-dom@w3.org

In Table 6.2.7.1 - Key Values List
   http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/#key-values-list

There is both an "OS" key and a "Meta" key. These are the exact same key and
should not have different codes. This key is for the Windows key, Apple's
Command key and Sun's Meta key.

We need to choose one name, "OS" or "Meta", and be consistent in the spec.

I think "OS" is a better name, but "Meta" might be preferred for historical
reasons.

The following needs to be made consistent:

1) The "metaKey" attribute in KeyboardEvent (rename to "osKey")

2) The modifier list for getModifierState (in 5.2.5) shouldn't have both "Meta"
and "OS". (Remove "Meta")
Also this list of modifier keys should be put in a table rather than tucked
away in this method description.

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