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Re: [svg-developers] RE: SVG 1.2 / 2.0 Keyboard Events

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 23:55:00 +0200
Message-ID: <312052718.20020606235500@w3.org>
To: Dave Pawson <daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk>
CC: svg-developers@yahoogroups.com, www-svg@w3.org

On Thursday, May 23, 2002, 8:39:33 AM, Dave wrote:

DP> At 17:04 22/05/2002 -0400, Doug Schepers wrote:
>>I could not agree more. Considering the fantastic text-handling
>>possibilities of SVG, this seems to be a much-needed addition.
>>At the very minimum, I'd like to see Western keyboard letter, number, and
>>notational characters handled, and I'd really love to see such commands keys
>>as the arrows, insert, delete, and backspace thrown in as well. Dare I say
>>I'll stop short of asking for support for the play/pause/ff/stop command
>>keys on fancy keyboards...

DP> I've no idea what they might be, but what about the other (to me/us)
DP> 'fancy' keys found, say, on Japanese keyboards, the locale specific
DP> keys that they need for their use? How do we cover them?

We *don't*.

The DOM 2 spec tried this approach, and was criticized for it.
Defining some bizarre (and wrong, too) mega-keyboard that does English and
Japanese is not internationalization.

In DOM 3 Events there is a distinction between text input (by whatever
method) and 'other keys' like function keys, etc.

So, DOM 3 covers all Unicode-included languages, already. It also
covers keyboard events. It does not require everyone to have a
65,000-key keyboard and does not penalize users of input method
editors (eg Chinese, Japanese, Korean) who make several keystrokes to
enter one character.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Thursday, 6 June 2002 17:55:52 UTC

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