[openbox] sloppy focus?

corey at streamreel.net corey at streamreel.net
Sun Nov 16 00:45:08 EST 2003

On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 04:01:24PM -0800, Marius Nita wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 03:55:35AM +0000, corey at streamreel.net wrote:
> >   With all of ob3's claims of standards compliancy, it seems strange to me
> >   that it would single out one particular de-facto standard (ffm) and tweak 
> >   it just enough to feel "strange" to anyone used to the normal behavior.
> It seems that you're misunderstanding what is meant by "standards
> compliance." 

  I know what standards compliance is - like I said: ffm == de-facto. Not 
  de-jure. My confusion stands: why be "Standards Compliant[tm]" but then
  fail to take into account unofficial standards?

> Openbox doesn't try to be standards compliant by copying what other window 
> managers do, or trying to guess what the social definition of "focus follows 
> mouse" is.

  Copying other wm's, or guessing "social definitions" is a far cry from 
  simply being a little mindfull of certain normalized conventions, which
  ob3 appears to be, except for the specific singular issue of the ffm 
  behavior - which makes that particular discrepancy ( I would actualy go
  so far as to call it a bug ) all the more vexing.  (c8=

  Oh well. 

> It implements actual _standards_.


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