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[whatwg] Suggestion: Mouse Wheel events for Web Apps 1.0

From: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 11:32:01 -0700
Message-ID: <D4F69A79-4159-48E6-8531-BBBBCFCFCCEB@apple.com>
We actually have not implemented wheelX and wheelY yet... we just did  
wheelDelta.  So the other two are open for specifying. :)

dave

On Jun 21, 2005, at 8:09 AM, Matthew Raymond wrote:

> Dave Hyatt wrote:
>
>> Safari in the latest Tiger update supports WinIE's mouse wheel   
>> system.
>>
>
>    Mozilla uses addEventListener[1], which is in DOM 2 and DOM 3.  
> (DOM 3 even adds addEventListenerNS for different namespaces.) By  
> contrast, IE uses attachEvent, which is proprietary and doesn't  
> allow you to specify the the initial capture. As a result, I would  
> NOT support using attachEvent in any WHATWG standard, especially  
> since it does not appear functionally different from  
> addEventListener. (Is there even an IE-proprietary event listener  
> method that supports namespaces?)
>
> > We also have a wheelDeltaX and wheelDeltaY so that
>
>> horizontal wheeling can be supported.
>>
>
>    I'm thinking we should define new properties wheelDeltaX and  
> wheelDeltaY for MouseEvent. [2]
>
>
>>> Chris Griego wrote:
>>> That's incorrect. Both IE (since 5.5?) and Mozilla supports  
>>> this.  Unfortunately they do it in different ways.
>>>
>>> IE:
>>>
>>> element.attachEvent("onmousewheel", function () {
>>>   document.title = window.event.wheelDelta;
>>> });
>>>
>>> Mozilla:
>>>
>>> element.addEventListener("DOMMouseScroll", function (e) {
>>>   document.title = e.detail;
>>> }, true);
>>>
>
>    Note that for attachEvent, you name the HTML attribute name and  
> not the actual DOM event type. Therefore, in DOM, if you wanted a  
> listener for a mousemove, you'd use the string "mousemove" and not  
> "onmousemove". DOM also employs the method of using "DOM" at the  
> beginning of strings that don't correspond to the associated "on"  
> attributes in HTML 4.01. Since there is no official HTML5, this  
> makes Mozilla's implementation above the most standards correct.
>
>    I think I'd prefer something like "mousewheel" or  
> "DOMmousewheel". I'm not sure a new |onmousewheel| attribute is  
> called for, though, because there might be semantic arguments  
> against it. Anyone have a take on this, by the way?
>
>    So, I guess I'd like to see this happen:
>
> | element.addEventListener("mousewheel",
> |   function (e) { document.title = getWheelDelta(e); },
> |   true);
> |
> | function getWheelDelta(e) {
> |   return e.wheelDeltaY;
> | }
>
>
>> I had planned to propose this at some point but hadn't gotten
>> around to it yet.
>>
>
>    I'm hoping you aren't referring to the blatantly nonstandard IE  
> event model shown in Chris Griego's IE example...
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-Events/events.html#Events- 
> EventTarget-addEventListener
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Events/events.html#Events- 
> MouseEvent
>
Received on Tuesday, 21 June 2005 11:32:01 UTC

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