[whatwg] Thoughts on Context and Popup Menus for Web Applications 1.0
ian at hixie.ch
Fri Dec 3 13:36:30 PST 2004
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> We should not give authors the power to override the UAs context menu.
> just creates usability problems. Thankfully, descent browsers now
> prevent authors blocking/overriding the context menu, let's not make it
> easier for them.
Indeed, any context menu concept introduced in WA1 would have to have an
"escape clause" to let UAs allow users to access the original menu.
> I'm not objecting to having elements specifically for menus, as long as
> their names are semantic (unlike <popup> which also suggests its
> presentation), I object to the method you have proposed for accessing
> the menu. The method should not be defined like that, but should be
> left to UA and the presentation (CSS) and sometimes behavour
Conceptually you have a document fragment and a list of commands that
apply to that fragment. It seems that linking those two parts would be a
markup-level problem. Context menus make sense on any interactive media,
not just on visual media.
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