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Event handlers - Pointer Devices

From: Charles Pritchard <chuck@jumis.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:17:50 -0800
Message-ID: <4B8DB8BE.8030506@jumis.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
This is a re-post from the WHATWG mailing list.

They've suggested I take the discussion to this list, as
pointer events have not yet been formalized.

....

I'd like to know if there's room or any work has been done to set aside a
standard for an extended set of pointer-device events.

With touch screens and touch sensitivity becoming quite main-stream,
I'd like to see this popular functionality supported by the HTML 5 
standard.

We see, in the iPhone, an ontouchstart and ongesturestart, and company.
Gesture is a nice way of saying multiple inputs, and it works well.

While many people would like to wrap the ontouch events into onmouse
events -- they do have some different semantics. And, I believe
that ontouch would be a good place to add in pressure sensitivity indexes.

So, I thought I'd solicit feedback here.

I'd like a common API to support touch screens
and pressure/angle sensitive touch devices.

I believe that both Apple and Wacom have thrown their hats into the 
ring, and we can easily
integrate their achievements.


-Charles
Received on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 08:51:35 GMT

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