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Re: Spec feedback

From: Tab Atkins <tabatkins@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 13:51:13 -0800
Message-ID: <CACwK9gemGg5eEt_BUiohROnK6pfK79Vw_hG7e39uEz5_36is8Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Cc: public-pointer-events@w3.org, Rick Byers <rbyers@google.com>
On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 7:27 AM, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com> wrote:
> The new touch-action CSS property seems to have conceptual overlap with the
> pointer-events property. If nothing else, the naming (and explicit callout
> to "touch" in the naming) creates huge ambiguity. Anyone who wants to allow
> some clicks through, but not dragging, is likely to find themselves wading
> through multiple properties who interaction is ambiguious at best. I haven't
> though hard enough about this to know if the properties can (or should) be
> merged, but it seems like an exercise the WG should attempt, if only to
> identify a strong argument against merging them.

They shouldn't be merged, as they do substantially different things.
One controls what parts of the element are opaque/transparent to hit
detection at all.  The other controls, once a hit has been registered,
what that hit should do.

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