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Microsoft submitted PointerEvent spec to W3C for standardization

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:14:39 -0400
Message-ID: <506086EF.8030606@nokia.com>
To: "public-webevents@w3.org" <public-webevents@w3.org>
Hi All,

Today the W3C announced that Microsoft submitted a "Pointer Events 
Specification" to the W3C:

[[
<http://www.w3.org/Submission/2012/SUBM-pointer-events-20120907/>

Abstract

This document defines events and related interfaces for handling 
hardware agnostic pointer input from devices like a mouse, pen, or 
touchscreen. For compatibility with existing mouse-based content, this 
specification also describes a mapping to fire [DOM-LEVEL-3-EVENTS] 
Mouse Events for pointer device types other than mouse.
]]

In the "Suggested action" section of the Submission request [1], there 
is a suggestion a Working Group be started to produce a Recommendation. 
Given this, I propose we add this to our September 25 call. In 
particular, we should discuss what such a standardization effort would 
mean vis-a-vis Touch Events v2.

-AB

[1] http://www.w3.org/Submission/2012/03/
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