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Re: Should event and accessKey timing respect preventDefault?

From: Brian Birtles <birtles@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 12:06:27 +0900
Message-ID: <AANLkTikPt3abK8D8y9DRsxWSQTjBbXuc44DMR9y_E0Fj@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
Cc: Rick <graham.rick@gmail.com>, cogit@ludicrum.org, www-smil-request@w3.org, www-smil@w3.org, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
On 30 August 2010 01:28, Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl> wrote:

> Thanks to Rick's clarification I now retract my original analysis: I think
> Brian's original analysis is correct.
> The situation is indeed an event listener calling event.preventDefault() to
> stop normal processing.
> With this new understanding, it would seem most logical that a call to
> preventDefault() would indeed forestall the event starting the element.

Thanks Jack for looking into this. Sorry for me delay in following this up.

I think this behaviour needs to be specified.

There seems to be an understanding that clarifications in recent versions of
SMIL should be back-ported to SMIL Animation / SVG so perhaps an erratum for
SMIL 3 would do the trick. Otherwise, perhaps this could be defined as
host-language dependent (again, in an erratum) and then specified in SVG.
Personally I prefer the former since SMIL 3 already makes reference to
closely-related behaviour such as event bubbling but you'll know best what's
the right course.

Thanks again,

Brian Birtles
Received on Wednesday, 8 September 2010 03:07:03 UTC

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