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ContextMenu Additions / Interaction interface.

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2003 18:00:31 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <1057787336.IAA22192@phantom.w3.org>

Hi,

In discussing an SVG application this week, it was noted that we often want
to interact with an element in more than the few ways that a single button
mouse provides (whilst SVG of course allows for various meta keys, or to
detect other buttons being pressed, differences in systems make such
difficult to actually use - especially with pen based devices and things)

ASV provides the ability to modify the Context Menu, and most devices have
some concept of a context menu which is accessible in a way the user
understands. So adding entries to these menus which when activated would
fire events in the SVG document would make it easy to provide UI's which are
understandable to users without needing to teach them new conventions, and
would also known to be compatible with their hardware (ie not using
click+key combinations that weren't available, or different buttons on a
pointing device)

I'm not sure that the Adobe Method is particularly appropriate, but the
result is similar to what I want to be able to do.

Jim.
Received on Sunday, 1 June 2003 14:00:46 GMT

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