Re: Context Menu: A must-have recommendation

Francis Hemsher wrote:
> The dynamic properties of the SVG image requires this consistent UI
> for viewing and navigation.

There are two problems with this:

1) it assumes that "right clicking" is a meaningful concept on the 
viewing platform;

2) it tries to force the Microsoft Windows user interface model onto GUI 
platforms which may have radically different UI conventions.

> Any viewer of any image can right-click and be confident they will get:
> 1. zoom in
> 2. zoom out
> 3. original view
> Adopting the  Adobe SVG Viewer context menu structure and format
> should be relatively easy for all browsers to accept. Its structure is
> simple, and easy to customize.
> See:
> Because all browsers are familiar with handling a context menu, this
> menu element could realistically be a recommendation by W3C, rather
> than a suggestion.
> Regards,
> Francis

David Woolley
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Received on Friday, 9 April 2010 23:04:15 UTC