[whatwg] Drag-and-drop feedback
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Oct 12 18:47:35 PDT 2009
On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Garrett Smith wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 4:37 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Sun, 11 Oct 2009, Garrett Smith wrote:
> >> My question is:
> >> Which browser does document.initDragEvent work in?
> > Do you mean DragEvent.initDragEvent?
> AH, yeah. The event is under "MouseEvent", then? So:-
It's a DragEvent, so you have to do:
> >> Document.initDragEvent is inordinately long and cumbersome, taking 16
> >> arguments, and requiring the creation of a DataTransfer object. That
> >> seems extremely cumbersome just to get a drag event to fire. This
> >> method doesn't seem to be implemented anywhere FWICT. Was it copied
> >> from an existing implementation? It seems to have been an invention.
> >> But whose?
> > It's just the usual way things are done for events. I'll follow
> > whatever DOM3 Events says to do.
> Sorry, but I don't see how that answers my questions. It seems it was
> not copied from existing implementations, but was instead an invention.
> Who wrote that API?
The DragEvent interface is new in HTML5, but it uses the same conventions
as all interfaces that inherit from Event.
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