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[Bug 20107] New: Pointer events should indicate stylus eraser/inversion

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Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:57:32 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20107

            Bug ID: 20107
           Summary: Pointer events should indicate stylus eraser/inversion
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: PointerEventsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Pointer Events specification
          Assignee: jrossi@microsoft.com
          Reporter: jrossi@microsoft.com
        QA Contact: dave.null@w3.org
                CC: public-pointer-events@w3.org

Opened on behalf of Brandon Wallace:

From: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com> 
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:50:30 +0000
To: Brandon Wallace <brandon.wallace@yahoo.com>, "public-pointer-events@w3.org"
<public-pointer-events@w3.org> 
Message-ID:
<D0BC8E77E79D9846B61A2432D1BA4EAE0667DB9A@TK5EX14MBXC287.redmond.corp.microsoft.> 

From: Brandon Wallace <brandon.wallace@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:44:27 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1348677867.65254.YahooMailNeo@web113601.mail.gq1.yahoo.com> 
To: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
> The spec does not seem to include any way to determine when the stylus eraser is generating events.  Or even if the stylus is being used while inverted.  Would these events show up with additional pointerType values?  Or would there be additional properties on the pointer event to express this state?
> 
> Brandon

I think it'd be exposed through the button/buttons properties (see my other
mail).  It's still a pen stylus, but a different button (tip is the primary,
barrel is the secondary, second barrel might be the "middle" button, not sure
yet what the best value for eraser is though). IE10 just supports the tip and
barrel button. 

DOM3 Events set up a pattern for assigning values to additional mouse buttons.
We might want to do the same in this spec. We define the most common modifiers
on devices today, and define a convention for assigning additional values in
the future.

-Jacob




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