Re: Agenda: DOM3 Events Telcon, 21 April 2010

James Craig writes:
> On Oct 13, 2010, at 5:56 AM, Olli Pettay wrote:
> > On 10/12/2010 11:12 PM, James Craig wrote:
> > 
> >> I also believe that WheelEvent is an inappropriate alternative to our
> >> UIScrollRequest proposal, because ours is a semantic request from the
> >> user agent or assistive technology to the web application (which could
> >> be triggered by any number of low-level physical events), whereas a
> >> WheelEvent is a low-level physical event that is only appropriate to
> >> trigger with a pointer scroll event.
> > Why you think it is only appropriate to trigger 'wheel' using some kind
> > of pointer scroll event?
> > 'wheel' isn't bound to any particular device - that is one reason
> > why the name isn't mousewheel.
> If it's really the case that this is a semantic 'scroll' event and not a 'mousewheel' event, then it's misnamed.

I want focus on this specific point, because I think it's absolutely

However, a good alternative name may not be immediately obvious. At
least, it hasn't been obvious yet to me--though I'm thinking about it.

May I suggest we invite suggestions? What's a better name?

Sometimes it's easier to do the work of explicating all the behavior one
wants than to provide a meaningful name that encapsulates all that
behavior in a single word. In such circumstances the naming is often
relegated to a place-holder. I am now thinking 'wheel' is a
place-holder. But, we don't want place-holders in the final spec. We
want a good appropriate name that behaves like a good name, i.e.
triggers an immediate sense of the scope of what the category


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