Re: Should event and accessKey timing respect preventDefault?

I'll inject use cases, hopefully for clarity.

If you intercept an F5 and you don''t want the browser to perform a refresh,
you call preventDefault()

If you intercept a right click and you don't want the browser to pop up a
menu, perhaps you want to do it yourself, you call preventDefault()

I haven't worked with SMIL since I was on the group, I hope to change that
soon.  That experience is too foggy for me to give a useful comment.  I hope
the use cases help.

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM, <> wrote:

> I think I agree with Jack. IIRC, the behavior Brian describes might be
> appropriate after a cancelPropagate() call, but not after preventDefault().
> Apologies if I have the method names wrong - am citing from memory.
> Patrick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Jansen <>
> Sender:
> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:43:24
> To: Brian Birtles<>
> Cc: <>; www-svg<>
> Subject: Re: Should event and accessKey timing respect preventDefault?
> On 27 aug 2010, at 04:37, Brian Birtles wrote:
> > (Cross-posting to www-smil and www-svg since although this is a SMIL
> > issue it is probably recently of more concern to SVG implementers and
> > authors.)
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > SMIL as incorporated in SVG allows for animations to be keyed off
> > various DOM events such as mouse clicks (event timing) as well as
> > keyboard inputs (accessKey timing).
> >
> > One area that would benefit from clarification is whether animations
> > should be triggered when preventDefault is called on the event in
> > question (and presuming that event is cancelable).
> I haven't looked closely at preventDefault (up until 2 minutes ago:-), but
> my impression is that it it should the opposite from what you suggest.
> You seem to suggest
>    someone calls event->preventDefault(), therefore the default action for
> the event on its target node doesn't happen.
> My understanding is
>  if the event comes in, and the target node decides not to take the default
> action for some reason, then it should also call event->preventDefault().
> If my understanding is correct then I think there is no issue. Otherwise,
> could you point me to some references?
> --
> Jack Jansen, <>,<>
> If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma Goldman


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