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Re: CfC: FocusEvent Interface

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:34:12 -0700
Cc: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-id: <C221D3E8-BB6C-401C-A1B0-E5187FA6EBC1@apple.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>

On Sep 22, 2009, at 12:40 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:

> Hi, Folks-
> As discussed on this list and in the telcon, I've added a new  
> FocusEvent interface with a 'relatedTarget' attribute, moved focus  
> events there, then moved Basic Events to UIEvents cuz DOMActivate  
> was lonely, and removed the Basic Events category.
> You can see my handiwork in the latest ED:
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/DOM-Level-3-Events/html/DOM3-Events.html#events-Events-FocusEvent
> Please throw flowers or tomatoes.

The FocusEvent interface itself seems fine, and a good solution.

I do think it would be worth doing some cursory research to determine  
whether it is a problem to support "focusin" and "focusout" events  
without 100% API compatibility with IE. Do sites only use these in IE- 
specific code paths currently, or is it possible that they register  
and use IE-specific APIs?

These questions are relevant, because we may want to support IE's  
toElement and fromElement attributes in the standard, depending on the  

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