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HTML4 and XHTML events module clarification request (was: Onclick event issue with different mouse buttons)

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 18:19:25 -0400
Message-ID: <3AD386ED.6380E62A@w3.org>
To: Taras Tielkes <t.r.tiekes@chello.nl>, www-html@w3.org
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
Taras Tielkes wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I would like to ask for some comments on an issue regarding DOM Level 2
> mouse events that is being discussed on the bugzilla system of the Mozilla
> webbrowser:
> 
> http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=71705
> 
> To summarize, the question is: should the "click" event fire when the user
> (on a Windows platform, for example) presses the Right mouse button to
> activate the browser "context menu"?

The current opinion is yes. The HTML4 idea was that the handler did the filtering
(left, right, center, ...).

This needs to be clarified in the HTML4 and XHTML events module specification. In
any
case, the resolution of this issue is outside the scope of the DOM specification.

Philippe
Received on Tuesday, 10 April 2001 18:19:26 GMT

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