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Re: Context Menu: A must-have recommendation

From: Alex Danilo <alex@pagefire.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 23:10:08 +1000
Message-Id: <WW1M0L.7B2Q793Q3074@pagefire.com>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: Francis Hemsher <fhemsher@gmail.com>, www-svg@w3.org
And a third problem:

If you want to handle the right-click in the SVG and implement JS menu
functions that look similar to Windows UI with SVG graphics, the native
UI menu will interfere.

Alex

--Original Message--:
>Francis Hemsher wrote:
>> The dynamic properties of the SVG image requires this consistent UI
>> for viewing and navigation.
>
>There are two problems with this:
>
>1) it assumes that "right clicking" is a meaningful concept on the 
>viewing platform;
>
>2) it tries to force the Microsoft Windows user interface model onto GUI 
>platforms which may have radically different UI conventions.
>
>
>> Any viewer of any image can right-click and be confident they will get:
>> 1. zoom in
>> 2. zoom out
>> 3. original view
>> 
>> Adopting the  Adobe SVG Viewer context menu structure and format
>> should be relatively easy for all browsers to accept. Its structure is
>> simple, and easy to customize.
>> See: http://wiki.svg.org/index.php/Context_Menu_Customization
>> 
>> Because all browsers are familiar with handling a context menu, this
>> menu element could realistically be a recommendation by W3C, rather
>> than a suggestion.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Francis
>> 
>
>
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