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Re: Bug 20221 - Define mechanism for creating PointerEvent instances

From: Rick Byers <rbyers@google.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:17:18 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFUtAY9kXfMQ9TnqMY5oaucQXrx3xwES3CXHAXwhdqONxgyApw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "olli@pettay.fi" <olli@pettay.fi>
Cc: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>, "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
Just for the record, we talked about this on the call today and we think
there is a functional difference that could prevent implementations from
implementing this using inheritance:

Jacob is going to investigate further, and if confirmed then we'll take a
dependency on DOM4 events.   Draft minutes here for anyone that wants to
see the discussion: http://www.w3.org/2012/12/18-pointerevents-minutes.html.


On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>wrote:

> On 12/18/2012 08:23 AM, Jacob Rossi wrote:
>> Hey Rick,
>> Took a look at this issue [1].  Following the convention set up in the
>> DOM4 Events proposal is the right way to go. But I don't want it to depend
>> on that spec as hasn't been formally adopted yet by the W3C (and would
>> gate this spec if we normatively depend on it).  So instead, how does this
>> additional IDL look?
> Looks ok. The dictionary is ofc a bit ugly, but implementations are free
> to implement it using inheritance.
>> [Constructor(DOMString type, optional PointerEventInit eventInitDict)]
>> interface PointerEvent:MouseEvent { ... }
>> dictionary PointerEventInit { boolean bubbles; boolean cancelable;
>> views::AbstractView view long detail; long screenX; long screenY; long
>> clientX;
>> long clientY; boolean ctrlKey; boolean shiftKey; boolean altKey; boolean
>> metaKey; unsigned short button; unsigned short buttons; EventTarget
>> relatedTarget; long pointerId; long width; long  height; float pressure;
>> long tiltX; long tiltY; DOMString pointerType; unsigned long long
>> hwTimestamp; boolean isPrimary; }
>> -Jacob
>> [1] https://www.w3.org/Bugs/**Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20221<https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20221>
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