ISSUE-106: Consider adding mouse capture/release API

mouse capture

Consider adding mouse capture/release API

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Doug Schepers
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It's sometimes desirable to redirect all events of a certain type to a particular element (for example, when dragging a scrollbar or a shape, you may want to allow the mousemove events to all be directed to that element).

To do this, IE implements SetCapture, ReleaseCapture, and GetCapture:

Mozilla has recently added this as well:

We should consider adding this to DOM3 Events or DOM4 Events.
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  1. ISSUE-106 (mouse capture): Consider adding mouse capture/release API [DOM3 Events] (from on 2009-10-19)

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Deferred to future spec

Doug Schepers, 18 Aug 2010, 18:47:03

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