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[whatwg] Multi-touch events

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 07:51:54 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0701310750440.15187@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Rowan Nairn wrote:
>
> Hi, I'm new to the list so I'm not sure if this is beyond scope or not 
> but has anybody thought about what kind of mouse events we would like to 
> get, say the iPhone (or similar) passes all the touches on to the DOM?
> 
> I'm thinking the minimal helpful API change would be a new field for the 
> Event object that uniquely identifies a "pointing device" for the 
> duration of a mousedown-mousemove-mouseup cycle.
> 
> Any thoughts?  Some more of mine here: 
> http://eurekaman.com/towards-multi-touch-in-the-browser

An interesting point.

I recommend bringing this up with the WebAPI working group, who are 
working on mouse events and the DOM events model in general.

   http://www.w3.org/2006/webapi/

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