[webkit-gtk] hovering-over-link signal and HitTestResult in WebKit2 API

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Thu Feb 2 11:25:37 PST 2012

El jue, 02-02-2012 a las 11:10 -0800, Martin Robinson escribió:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Carlos Garcia Campos
> <cgarcia at igalia.com> wrote:
> > Ok, I understand Element can be confusing, but I still think
> > HitTestResult sounds like the result of a HitTest. In both cases,
> > hovering-whatever signal and context menu, it will be used to give
> > context to the user about the thing affected, so I thin the name should
> > be consistent with both. For example, CursorTargetInformation or
> > WebKitMouseTarget, as you proposed in previous mails, might not be
> > accurate either for a context menu triggered with the keyboard. So I
> > would rather use a generic name that could be used in both cases, but I
> > can't think of any . . .
> I think I understand more clearly why you dislike the HitTestResult
> name. It seems that whatever name we choose should take into account
> the fact that, in the future, the API may allow creating one manually.
> You brought this up in a previous mail and I think it could be a
> useful feature.
> If we sought to add this feature to the API, would it be sufficient to
> say in the documentation for context menus and hovering APIs that "an
> implicit hit test is done at the point of interest?" Then we could use
> the HitTestResult and maintain a bit of consistency.

That's a good point.

> --Martin

Carlos Garcia Campos
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