[webkit-dev] Mouse Lock API

Vincent Scheib scheib at chromium.org
Tue Sep 20 20:53:22 PDT 2011

I have proposed Mouse Lock to be adopted by the W3 WebEvents Working Group:

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Vincent Scheib <scheib at chromium.org> wrote:

> A Mouse Lock API has been under discussion on the W3 public-webapps list
> "Mouse Lock"(1) and earlier "Mouse Capture for Canvas"(2).
> The primary goal is to enable use cases such as first person perspective 3D
> applications. This is done by providing scripted access to mouse movement
> data while locking the target of mouse events to a single element and
> removing the cursor from view.
> I have been working to formalize the discussions into a draft
> specification: http://goo.gl/9G8pd, and have a work in progress prototype
> for WebKit | Chrome. I will publish a WIP patch when it is ready for more
> eyes. It will be developed behind a compile (and runtime) time flag.
> I'd like to invite any specification discussion to the Mouse Lock thread
> (1), and WebKit implementation discussion here.
> Cheers, -Vince
> --
> 1.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JulSep/thread.html#msg960
> 2.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JanMar/thread.html#msg437
> W3 issue: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9557
> Firefox issue: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=633602
> Chrome issue: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=72754
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