Keyboard Interaction for Re-ordering Portlets

Joseph Scheuhammer clown at
Wed Jan 16 15:07:31 UTC 2008

Anastasia wrote:

> Am I just misreading words like 'select'  
> and 'focus?'
I suggest a stipulation:  that "focus" mean "keyboard focus", or, 
alternatively refere to the "focus-gained" Dom event.  Using this 
meaning of "focus" gives frame around what dom element will be the 
target of keyboard events.

We then need another term for what the user "sees" as focused; perhaps 
"selected" will do.  In terms of a GUI, the selected thing is made to 
stand out by applying a distinctive style to it.

Given the above, what has focus and what is selected can be completely 
different things.  Or, they can be the same thing where that makes sense 

I'm not sure what this means in terms of what Shaw Han wrote.  I'll 
think more on it -- have to run to another meeting right now.


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