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Interaction events (Was: 'scroll' and 'resize' events)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:28:55 +0000 (UTC)
To: Peter-Paul Koch <pp.koch@gmail.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906171826210.16244@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 17 Jun 2009, Peter-Paul Koch wrote:
> More in general, exactly where is the firing of common events such as 
> click, mousedown and keyup defined? I can't find them in the HTML5 spec 
> (or did I overlook them?), and the DOM3 Events spec is rather old and 
> has little to do with reality.

It's currently undefined. I'm hoping that we will eventually have a User 
Interaction Events specification companion to DOM3 Events that defines 

> If they're currently undefined and you ask nicely, I might even create a 
> first overview of their firing in current browsers; an overview that 
> could lead to a proper specification. I've got most of the relevant data 
> already in my head.

Please please please could you do that? That would be awesome. If there's 
anything I can do to help with this please let me know.

If you search the HTML5 source for the term "interaction event" you'll 
find the various places in HTML5 where I've knowingly dependend upon this 
as yet non-existent spec, which might be useful (or might not).

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