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Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link and mime messages

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: mouse-1-click-follows-link and mime messages
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 02:32:52 +0100
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"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>     I figured out the problem.  We should only change the selected window
>     if we are translating to mouse-2.  The `follow-link' property can also
>     specify translation to, e.g., "\C-m" (in the case of the link widget);
>     in that case, we shouldn't change the window.
>     I've checked in a fix.
> Thanks.

While I think the fix reasonable, I'd suggest that follow-link should,
when feasible, try to map through a mouse event.  Link-like fields
sometimes have an interactive spec not containing "@" which means that
they will not switch the selected window while doing their action
through a mouse click.  A translation to a mouse event can keep those
semantics; a translation to a keyboard event does not seem to make
sense without changing the selected window.

So as a rule of thumb, follow-link should probably not revert to a
keyboard event when this can be avoided in favor of an interactive
form or event intended for the mouse.  In particular when mouse-2 does
not do "@" in its interactive spec.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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