[lively-kernel] Wanted: keyboard input for iPad/iPhone

Dan Ingalls danhhingalls at gmail.com
Sat May 8 21:47:08 CEST 2010

Chris -

Yayy.  Thanks for piping up.
You get the Minuteman Award for the day!
I hope we can turn it around to something fun for your iPad.

Thanks again

	- Dan
>Longtime LK Lurker here. Dan said:
>> my sense is that one could hack a visible or non-visible text field
>> in the dom and give it focus.
>I was surprised to get this working on the iPad simulator. JavaScript can invoke the iPad's soft keyboard on a single or multiline <form> element. Example:
>call: document.scratchForm.scratchText.focus();
>Might also work outside a <form> element.
>p.s. I was surprised because Safari doesn't let JS generate keyboard events. The arrow keys are missing from all iPad/iPhone soft keyboards. This means 98% of HTML5 games are unplayable. Does anyone know how to make iPad/iPhone "hear" keyboard presses via JavaScript?
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