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Re: Text Selection and Pointer-Events

From: Dean Jackson <dean@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2002 11:26:16 +1000
To: Doug Schepers <doug@schepers.cc>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020704012616.GD24088@grorg.org>

This has been forwarded to the WG (just to let everyone know).

Dean


On Wed, 03 Jul 2002, Doug Schepers wrote:

> An interesting point was raised on the Adobe SVG forums, per pointer-events
> and text. The Adobe viewer (correctly, I believe) turns off text-selection
> when pointer-events on a text element is set to 'none.' There are
> circumstances when I would like to differentiate between these properties --
> that is, when I would like to turn off click events, but permit text
> selection, or vice versa. I think that adding this functionality would be
> very useful.
> 
> I noticed that the Reqs also mentions the possibility of the explicit
> selection of graphical elements; I think this separation of pointer-events
> from selection events makes sense here as well.
> 
> To take this just a bit farther, I can also see the utility in using the
> pointer-events property to toggle individual event sensitivity. In a
> situation where I have a nested element whose parent has a mouseover event,
> I might like to ignore this event on a given child element. Allowing this
> degree of control over the event model might allow for more syntactically
> rich organization of the SVG while still preserving the relevant event
> model. Just a thought -- the separation of selection from other
> pointer-events seems much more plausible at first.
> 
> Thanks-
> -Doug
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