W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-pointer-events@w3.org > July to September 2013

Enhancement request

From: Dave Fleck <Dave.Fleck@wacom.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:00:04 +0000
To: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6FB85767-4A1C-41F2-A30D-BD397F841E10@wacom.com>
I'm not sure if this is the proper forum for this type of input, so please forgive me if this is the wrong place.

There is a missing degree of freedom for the transducer. There is no way to indicate the axial twist of the transducer around it's major axis. I would recommend adding to the PointerEvent:

twist of type long, readonly
The axial rotation (in degrees, in the range of [0,359]) of the transducer about it's major axis. A value of zero indicates the buttons on the transducer are aligned in the positive Y direction. For devices that do not report twist, the value must be 0.

Wacom provides pens and pucks (mouse) that have twist values, and touch can also have an orientation of the contact area that could be represented in twist.

Other parameters worthy of consideration are a unique transducer ID, height above the surface, and a second barrel button.

Thank you.

Dave Fleck
Wacom Technology


----------
"Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed." -- Michael Pritchard
Received on Thursday, 1 August 2013 09:17:08 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 20:20:25 UTC