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Re: position: pointer

From: Greg Houston <gregory.houston@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 15:54:32 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOtq01CbOWTRFEeiBbYL-q_tgoiAEkhBR0UUQf-5zuhSdcvC-A@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:

> Hi Jussi,
> You wrote:
> > I wanted to discuss the possibility of adding a new `position` type
> > called `pointer`[…] The idea is pretty simple, it works kinda like
> > absolute or fixed position (in that the element is floating), but the
> > given coordinates are relative to the main pointer position.
> How would you expect this to operate on touchscreen devices?

I would expect it to be treated like "display: none" on a touchscreen
device (that does not also have mouse support). Also, the majority of use
cases for this are dependent on the hover event which is also not supported
by touch devices (without mouse support).
Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 20:54:59 UTC

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