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Re: Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 8.1 RTM TechNet/MSDN availability

From: Rick Byers <rbyers@google.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2013 22:42:04 -0400
Message-ID: <CAFUtAY8Gspm6HwGCy2=hTSN9gfkJnXqq5_GSE-3Qnb2fgVEb2g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Cc: public-pointer-events@w3.org
Wow, this is great Jacob - thanks!
Rick
On Sep 9, 2013 9:36 PM, "Jacob Rossi" <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com> wrote:

>  Hi folks,****
>
> ** **
>
> Microsoft announced today the availability of the RTM build of Windows
> 8.1, which includes Internet Explorer 11, to TechNet and MSDN developer
> subscribers [1]. If you’re not a subscriber, then you’ll need to wait for
> the General Availability of Windows 8.1 on October 18.****
>
> ** **
>
> You’ll find that this RTM version of Internet Explorer supports unprefixed
> Pointer Event APIs based on the Candidate Recommendation spec (with the
> exception being the PointerEvent constructor).  ****
>
> ** **
>
> As a design choice (balancing pragmatic engineering, compatibility, and
> developer experience), we’re not fully preserving the old MSPointer* event
> behavior side by side with pointer* events.  Of note:****
>
> ** **
>
> -Code registering for MSPointer* events will be silently registered for
> pointer* events (so event.type will return the unprefixed name) and get the
> CR spec behavior****
>
> -When a given element has both touch-action and -ms-touch-action rules
> specified, the touch-action rule will always win (regardless of their
> respective specificities)****
>
> -For any major compat issues with the above 2 points (as with the rest of
> the IE platform), sites may opt in to the IE10 Document Mode to get the
> full IE10 MSPointer* behavior [2]****
>
> ** **
>
> We already are and will continue proactively working with early adopters
> of pointer events to get them to update to the unprefixed APIs and CR
> behavior. Let me know ASAP if you believe you’re seeing issues in the IE11
> RTM behavior.****
>
> ** **
>
> -Jacob****
>
> ** **
>
> [1]
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/stevengu/archive/2013/09/09/download-windows-8-1-rtm-visual-studio-2013-rc-and-windows-server-2012-r2-rtm-today.aspx
> ****
>
> [2] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj676915(v=vs.85).aspx ****
>
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