[webkit-dev] Feature Announcement: IndieUI: Events

James Robinson jamesr at google.com
Tue Mar 5 18:07:51 PST 2013

On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Chris Fleizach <cfleizach at apple.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm planning on implementing the IndieUI Events 1.0 W3C spec
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/IndieUI/raw-file/default/src/indie-ui-events.html

> This feature's primary goal is to allow assistive technologies (like a
> Screen reader) a way to control certain events that normally rely on a
> standard device, but it's abstract enough that it will be useful in other
> contexts.
> Example: The escape key on a keyboard might be used to dismiss a dialog,
> but an assistive technology might not be able to press the escape key.
> The spec's introduction states:
> IndieUI: Events 1.0 is an abstraction between physical, device-specific
> user interaction events and inferred user intent such as scrolling or
> changing values. This provides an intermediate layer between device- and
> modality-specific user interaction events, and the basic user interface
> functionality used by web applications. IndieUI: Events focuses on granular
> user interface interactions such as scrolling the view, canceling an
> action, changing the value of a user input widget, selecting a range,
> placing focus on an object, etc. Implementing platforms will combine
> modality-specific user input, user idiosyncratic heuristics to determine
> the specific corresponding Indie UI event, and send that to the web
> application in addition to the modality-specific input such as mouse or
> keyboard events, should applications wish to process it.
> The WebKit bug can be found here
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=111446<https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106742>

This bug appears to be a closed issue about speech synthesis, not IndieUI.
 Do you have a link to the IndieUI tracking bug?  Thanks!

- James

> The feature flag I plan on using is
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Thanks
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