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Re: 15.1.2 Navigation

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 11:38:48 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
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"Jean-Claude Dufourd" <jean-claude.dufourd@streamezzo.com> wrote in message 
> Directional navigation by visual location only was considered and 
> rejected, because you never know what to do in the case of e.g. tables 
> with some merged cells, or some large object above two small ones (where 
> would 'down' leave you then ?)

I agree rejecting it was the right.

> nav-up/down/left/right is not directional navigation, per se.
> It just allows the author to define which other object should be focussed 
> after the current one, should the virtual UP key be pressed (I say 
> virtual, because it can be mapped to cursor key, or joystick or something 
> else)

Yep, why is there no corresponding methods to next/previous on SVGDocument 
to perform navigation via these directional ones?   I think this would be 
useful, either by extending next/previous so that it takes an optional 
parameter specifying a direction  e.g.  next(SVG_NAV_UP); or by new methods.

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