Re: Standardize Buttons For TV-Web Remotes?

Hi, Glenn, Mark, and Bob-

Thank you very much, this is great information to have compiled and 
available; you really went above and beyond, here.  I will try to 
integrate this feedback in an upcoming draft of DOM3 Events, and I will 
run it by this list for another round of feedback.


Glenn Adams wrote (on 10/21/10 10:56 PM):
> with attachment
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Glenn Adams <
> <>> 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) Part 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:
>         <> [
>         <>] On Behalf Of Doug
>         Schepers
>         Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 11:00 AM
>         To: <>
>         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]
>         [2]
>         Thanks-
>         -Doug Schepers
>         W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs

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