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WebEvents-ISSUE-13: What event(s), if any, should fire when non-positional attributes of a touch point change? [Touch Events spec]

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WebEvents-ISSUE-13: What event(s), if any, should fire when non-positional attributes of a touch point change? [Touch Events spec]

http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/issues/13

Raised by: Cathy Chan
On product: Touch Events spec

The touchmove event currently has a literal meaning of tracking movement of a touch point:

3.5 The touchmove event
A user agent must dispatch this event type to indicate when the user moves a touch point along the touch surface, even outside the interactive area of the target element.

What events, if any, should fire when other attributes of a touch point changes? This includes the size and shape of the touch area (radiusX, radiusY, rotationAngle) and the force being applied. This could also potentially include the depression of the modififer keys (alt/ctrl/meta/shift), even if those attributes are moved to the TouchEvent interface as is being discussed in ISSUE-12.

Should a new event type be created, or should the touchmove event be "overloaded" to cover these attributes?
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