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

From: Scott Graham <scottmg@google.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:20:51 -0700
Message-ID: <CANHK6RZzn+X19puwm_hJqer2XCjfRyUk1h=1RwQcPg6Z=bG0Lg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Vincent Scheib <scheib@google.com>
Cc: public-webevents@w3.org
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:52 AM, Vincent Scheib <scheib@google.com> 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.

I think Mouse Lock would be a welcome addition to web apis in support
of the use cases mentioned.

scott
Received on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 15:59:48 UTC

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