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Re: ACTION-27: Propose text re the "spec's positioning" (see LC comment from Alex Russell)

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 07:59:40 -0400
Message-ID: <514EEAAC.6070904@nokia.com>
To: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
FYI, [1] is 
<http://www.w3.org/2013/03/12-pointerevents-minutes.html#item10>.

On 3/22/13 8:54 PM, ext Jacob Rossi wrote:
>
> Hey folks,
>
> In our March 12 call, we decided we should add some non-normative text 
> to clarify the specís positioning [1]. Hereís my proposed text:
>
> While Pointer Events are sourced from a variety of input devices, they 
> are not defined as being generated from some other set of 
> device-specific events. While possible and encouraged for 
> compatibility, this spec does not require other device-specific events 
> be supported (e.g. mouse events, touch events, etc.). A user agent 
> could support pointer events without supporting any other device 
> events. For compatibility with content written to mouse-specific 
> events, this specification does provide an option section describing 
> how to generate compatibility mouse events based on pointer input from 
> devices other than a mouse.
>
> Feel free to give suggested tweaks. This text would be for the 
> informative introduction.
>
> -Jacob
>
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