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Missing Touch.target attribute in Touch Events v1 LCWD

From: Matt Brubeck <mbrubeck@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:24:54 -0700
Message-ID: <4EB44A16.2060406@mozilla.com>
To: "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>
The following changeset removed the "target" attribute of the Touch 
interface:
http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/rev/7df98116715b

Although I am the author of that changeset, I do not know why it 
included that change.  There was no related discussion in the issue 
tracker, meeting minutes, or this mailing list.  Indeed, I think the 
removal of "target" may have been an accident, since it was included in 
a push that was mainly unrelated editorial changes and new tests.

Existing user agents (including at least Safari, Android, and Gecko) 
already implement the Touch.target attribute, and existing content 
(including Google Maps) relies on it.  We should restore it to the spec 
to preserve interoperability.  If there are no objections, I will make 
this change in both the v1 and v2 specs.

Thanks to Wes Johnston at Mozilla for noticing this problem.
Received on Friday, 4 November 2011 20:27:53 GMT

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