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Re: Mouse Lock

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 13:19:12 -0700
Message-ID: <CA+c2ei9MioD66H8WeqhtN_t=3Pyq0s64NciV2DedMginFouZgw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: robert@ocallahan.org, Vincent Scheib <scheib@google.com>, Klaas Heidstra <klaas1988@gmail.com>, Brandon Andrews <warcraftthreeft@sbcglobal.net>, Olli@pettay.fi, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, "Gregg Tavares (wrk)" <gman@google.com>, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>, Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>, Kenneth Russell <kbr@google.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 9:53 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Robert O'Callahan
> <robert@ocallahan.org> wrote:
>> If your implementation had to warp the mouse cursor on Windows to get
>> accurate delta information, the mouse position in the existing mouse
>> events would no longer be very meaningful and a new event type seemed
>> more logical. But assuming Klaas is right, we no longer need to worry
>> about this. It seems we can unconditionally add delta information to
>> existing mouse events. So I withdraw that comment.
> I suspect that, while locked, we still don't actually want to expose
> the various x and y properties for the mouse.  I agree with Vincent
> that the *other* mouseevent properties are all useful, though, and
> that the delta properties are really useful in non-mouselock
> situations.
> We should just zero all the position information.  Even if we can
> switch all OSes to a delta mode, the position will be arbitrary and
> meaningless.  This seems easier than making a new type of mouse event
> that exposes all of normal mouse events except the position, and
> ensuring that the two stay in sync when we add new info.

If we expose delta information in all mouse events, which seems like
it could be a good idea, then what is the usecase for the success
callback for mouselock?

I was under the impression that that was so that the page could start
treating mousemove events differently, but if all mousemove events
have deltas, then that won't be needed, no?

/ Jonas
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