W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-svg@w3.org > February 2009

Re: Lose Focus When Hidden? (SVG ISSUE-2031)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 01:37:28 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0902130109440.28232@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Doug Schepers wrote:
> >>
> >> We have an issue with SVG that we think applies to HTML UAs as well, 
> >> and we'd like to align.
> >>
> >> When an element (such as a form field) has focus, and is removed from 
> >> the DOM or hidden with e.g. display:none, what should happen with the 
> >> focus?
> >>
> >> * Should the element lose focus?
> >> * If it does lose focus, should it throw a blur/focusout event?
> >> * If it does lose focus, where should the document focus go?
> >> * If it doesn't lose focus, should it still receive e.g. keyboard events
> >>   when it is in that removed/hidden state?
> >> * If the element is replaced in the DOM, should it regain focus?
> >> * If the element is unhidden, should it regain focus?
> >> * If it does regain/keep focus, should it subsequently begin/keep
> >>   receiving events?
> >>
> >> We have a simple test case that seems to indicate that HTML UAs vary 
> >> on this: 
> >> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-svg-wg/2008JulSep/0171.html

   http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/saved/7

> >> Some seem to lose focus, or partially lose focus (retain focus, but 
> >> can't receive keyboard events), or lose focus completely.
> >>
> >> We think that the element should lose focus, through a blur/focusout 
> >> event, that the focus should go to the document root, and that the 
> >> element should not regain focus upon becoming available again.
> >
> > Did the SVG working group come to a conclusion on this issue?
> 
> But I too think it'd be great, if not vital, that HTML and SVG do the 
> same thing here.

I couldn't find the relevant text in SVG 1.2 Tiny.

I have made the spec require what is described above as the behavior 
desired by the SVG working group.

-- 
Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
Received on Friday, 13 February 2009 01:38:07 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Friday, 8 March 2013 15:54:41 GMT