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RE: Mouse Wheel event for SVG 1.1

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:55:27 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A749C@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com, www-svg@w3.org
Cc: svg-comments@w3.org
Hi Curt.

> There has been a thread on www-dom mailing list resulting 
> from a request for
> a standard event description for mouse wheel movements (the 
> rolling middle
> button on some mice).  The thread starts with
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2002AprJun/0019.html.
> 
> In my opinion, it would be very desirable to capture wheel 
> movements in SVG
> 1.1 to provide application specific rotation, color change, 
> zooming or other
> image manipulation behavior when the viewer's default 
> behavior for the wheel
> movement is not appropriate.
> 
> It would not appear to require any enhancement of the 
> existing MouseEvent
> interface to represent mouse wheel movements, since the UIEvent.detail
> attribute could be used to encode the direction and magnitude 
> of the wheel
> movement.

And what of non mouse users?
Is this functionality to be denied them?
Rather too device specific for my liking.
What's the more abstract functionality you are proposing?
 Then perhaps we could look for alternatives that might
 be mapped to other devices without scrolling mice.

Regards DaveP.

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