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RE: should element with focus be within client window?

From: Doug Schepers <doug.schepers@vectoreal.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 19:08:06 -0400
To: "'T Rowley'" <tor@cs.brown.edu>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20060825230810.C580896F7@postalmail-a1.dreamhost.com>

Hi, Tim-

T Rowley wrote:
| On 8/25/06 4:18 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
| > T Rowley wrote:
| > | there's just no UI to trigger zoom and pan.  Discussion 
| > | with other mozilla principals indicated they were 
| > | opposed to ASV-style controls for SVG, 
| > 2) it is inconsistent with how rasters are treated;
| I don't think #2 is correct - omitting the pan/zoom UI makes SVG 
| behavior consistent with rasters, not the opposite.  Consider 
| the case where a page has a mix of raster and SVG images. 
| Why would the user suspect that on non-visually differentiated  
| subset of those images that they can use keyboard shortcuts  
| and/or a context menu to zoom in?

I apologize, Tim, I was indeed wrong on that point.  I had long ago
installed an extension that adds context functionality (including zooming)
for rasters [1].  Having forgotten about it, I mistakenly assumed that this
was the default bahavior for rasters.

I do agree, then, that it is more consistent to users to have the same
behavior for all images right out of the box.  It shouldn't matter to them
what the image format is. 

That said, I guess I'll just make an extension to do the same for SVG.
Extensions rock!

[1] Image Zoom by Jason Adams

Received on Friday, 25 August 2006 23:08:44 UTC

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