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Re: Web developers should be able to build their own tools, and use them in all browsers

From: mbrubeck <mbrubeck@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:21:13 -0800
Message-ID: <4F4FBE19.40406@mozilla.com>
To: louis-rémi Babé <lrbabe@gmail.com>
CC: public-webevents@w3.org
Our plan is to replace initTouchEvent with a constructor function (as in 
DOM4 Events), as this will be easier to implement in a way that works 
the evolving spec without breaking interoperability [1].

We were already having difficulty updating initTouchEvent without 
breaking compatibility with existing implementations [2][3].

We haven't added the constructor to the specification yet simply because 
no one wants to commit more work to this standard until the current 
patent issues are cleared up. Until then we are not sure whether the 
spec will survive at all.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/issues/23
[2] http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/issues/19
[3] http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/issues/20
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