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Re: joystick?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:10:05 +0000
Cc: public-webevents@w3.org
Message-Id: <4F492A15-33AC-4877-90EF-0AF35B28EC53@btinternet.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>

DOM3 events already include the term joystick.
however this currently appears to only refer to game controllers  
(xbox?) and mobile devices.

in my  experience over a decade, desktop browsers do not accept  
joystick input**.
but there seems little reason to  exclude  them,
and  the obvious benefit being that many games are frequently  
considered more enjoyable with joystick when available.

my original consideration arose through accessibility  consideration:
my users were having with mice, and keyboard input was inapproriate,
so joystick would have been a natural choice, had they been available.


Jonathan Chetwynd

**I am not sure of the reason, which may be OS dependent, there seems  
little information available.

On 26 Jan 2011, at 23:47, Doug Schepers wrote:

> Hi, Jonathan-
> Jonathan Chetwynd wrote (on 1/20/11 10:40 AM):
>> is there a place to mention joystick support?
> Quite possibly.  It would help if you could please detail how this  
> would differ from other devices and event types, such that it  
> wouldn't be covered by either wheel events or arrow-key events from  
> DOM3 Events. For example, perhaps joysticks might increase the  
> frequency of event repetition depending on how hard or far it's  
> pressed in one direction.
> Regards-
> -Doug Schepers
> W3C Team Contact, SVG, WebApps, and Web Events WGs
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