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Re: Standardize Buttons For TV-Web Remotes?

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:56:08 +0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTimnkJPB3e600ei-Wuva5s3z-26KQqKfS52L7YDU@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Web and TV <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
Cc: "Vickers, Mark" <Mark_Vickers@cable.comcast.com>, Bob Lund <B.Lund@cablelabs.com>
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On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:

> Hi Doug,
> In regard to your request for input on key events (both remote control and
> keyboard) for television, and in consultation with Mark Vickers (Comcast)
> and Bob Lund (Cable Laboratories), we have prepared a table of "Virtual Key
> Identifiers for Television Input" based on three industry standards:
>    - OCAP, Open Cable Application Platform (a.k.a. *tru2way*)
>    - CEA-2014, Web-based Protocol and Framework for Remote User Interface
>    on UPnPTM Networks and the Internet (Web4CE)
>    - ATSC A/100-2, DTV Application Software Environment Level 1 (DASE-1) P
>    art 2: Declarative Applications and Environment
> The attached table includes the full set of virtual key identifiers defined
> for use with these standards. In addition, certain of these identifiers are
> designated as being included in the minimum support provided by a device
> that implements one of these cited standards.
> If there are any follow-up questions, please let me know.
> Regards,
> Glenn Adams
>  -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-web-and-tv-request@w3.org [mailto:
>> public-web-and-tv-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Doug Schepers
>> Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 11:00 AM
>> To: public-web-and-tv@w3.org
>> Subject: Standardize Buttons For TV-Web Remotes?
>> Hi, Folks-
>> I'm the editor of DOM3 Events, which (among other things) is finally
>> standardizing keyboard events.  The spec contains a list of common keys
>> [2], but focuses mainly on traditional desktop keyboards, and to a
>> lesser extent, on mobiles.  There are a few keys for media controls, but
>> mainly in the context of "fancy" computer keyboards.
>> It occurred to me that a more forward-looking spec would also include
>> common buttons from media remote controls, such as would be useful for
>> browser-TV-remote hybrid keyboards, like the ones from Logitech, Sony,
>> etc., for GoogleTV, AppleTV, and other systems (I know there are many
>> other projects, these are just the ones that popped into my head from
>> reading tech blogs; no disrespect intended to other vendors).
>> Including remote-control-type buttons would be good for content authors
>> who want to program Web content inclusive of those devices.  I've got a
>> few keys/buttons in mind (ChannelUp, ChannelDown, FastForward, Reverse,
>> Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, and so forth), but it would be good to have a
>> more comprehensive list of possibilities, along with their relative
>> importance and commonness.
>> If anyone has any concrete suggestions about this, or could you put me
>> in touch with people or companies who do, I would greatly appreciate any
>> help.
>> (To put DOM3 Events in context for those who don't know the technical
>> background, the DOM is the primary way that script interacts with Web
>> documents, by reading, writing, and changing elements, attributes, and
>> text through the in-memory model of the document structure and the
>> associated APIs; DOM events are the way that user interaction is managed
>> within that, e.g. 'click' events, 'keydown' events, etc.)
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/#key-values
>> Thanks-
>> -Doug Schepers
>> W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs

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