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

From: Jeff Yates <PBWiz@mail.pbwizard.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 19:28:09 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200104101927.AA45809914@mail.pbwizard.com>
To: <www-html@w3.org>

> > 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.

I disagree, it is totally within the scope of the DOM and only the DOM.  You see, the MouseEvent can and should be applied to all documents that can be viewed on a screen.  This includes XML documents, not just HTML documents.  

Since this is not just a HTML only event, it should fall to the DOM Working Group to define how and when the event fires.

Jeff Yates
e-mail:    PBWiz@PBWizard.com
Homepage:  http://www.PBWizard.com

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