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

From: Scott González <scott.gonzalez@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:13:43 -0400
Message-ID: <CAO8i3icN=7nngAf2SZeoGY7y+s-1dZ4O1abyjKjHWAYONUVTZg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Cc: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
This looks good to me. Is "option section" supposed to be "optional
section"?


On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 8:54 PM, Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>wrote:

>  Hey folks,****
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> In our March 12 call, we decided we should add some non-normative text to
> clarify the spec’s positioning [1]. Here’s my proposed text:****
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> 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.****
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> Feel free to give suggested tweaks. This text would be for the informative
> introduction.****
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> -Jacob****
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