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Re: Proposal to add Mouse Lock to the Web Events Working Group

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 07:59:54 -0400
Message-ID: <4E7F17BA.6060406@nokia.com>
To: ext Vincent Scheib <scheib@google.com>, public-webevents@w3.org, public-webapps@w3.org
Hi Vincent, All - given there were no negative comments regarding 
Vincent's proposal, Doug and I will work toward updating WebEvents' 
charter to add the Mouse Lock API.

Additionally, as indicated in [1], we will also work toward adding the 
Gamepad API [2] (formerly know as the Joystick API) to WebEvents' charter.

-Art Barstow

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JulSep/1408.html
[2] http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/default/gamepad.html

On 9/15/11 1:52 PM, ext Vincent Scheib wrote:
> A Mouse Lock API has been under discussion on the W3 public-webapps 
> list "Mouse Lock"[1] and earlier "Mouse Capture for Canvas"[2].
> The primary goal is to enable use cases such as first person 
> perspective 3D applications. This is done by providing scripted access 
> to mouse movement data while locking the target of mouse events to a 
> single element and removing the cursor from view.
> I have been working to formalize the discussions into a draft 
> specification[3]. I propose that the Web Events Working Group consider 
> adoption of Mouse Lock for formal specification.
> Cheers, -Vince
> 1. 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JulSep/thread.html#msg960
> 2. 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JanMar/thread.html#msg437
> 3. http://goo.gl/9G8pd
> Additional discussions:
> W3 issue: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9557
> Firefox issue: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=633602
> Chrome issue: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=72754
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