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Proposal to add Mouse Lock to the Web Events Working Group

From: Vincent Scheib <scheib@google.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:52:09 -0700
Message-ID: <CAK-EfXk67-PDTQ7kLQZPXvcLiKnibgOJyd9_3Kdvt4fv+Fm2Nw@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webevents@w3.org, public-webapps@w3.org
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

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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