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RE: Windows 8 and gestures and pointers compatibility

From: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:18:05 +0000
To: "public-pointer-events@w3c.org" <public-pointer-events@w3c.org>, "Nelson Silva" <njss@hotmail.com>
Message-ID: <9e11e4323cf94b8d88498b3763f57c1a@BN1PR03MB021.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
Hi Nelson,

This working group focuses on pointer events, which support raw input from pointing devices like touch (including multi-touch), pen, and mouse.  However, gestures are specifically out of scope from our work [1].

Implementation of pointer events in WebKit (and other browsers)  is being discussed outside the scope of the W3C [2,3]. A preliminary prototype WebKit implementation exists for the sake of starting that conversation [4], but is intended for the audience of browser developers at this time.

While I appreciate your kind comments, this list is for specific technical discussion on the design of pointer events. Thanks and have a happy new year! Best of luck in your app development/porting.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2012/pointerevents/charter/#scope

[2] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=105463

[3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=822898

[4] http://blogs.msdn.com/b/interoperability/archive/2012/12/18/open-source-release-from-ms-open-tech-pointer-events-initial-prototype-for-webkit.aspx

From: Nelson Silva
Sent: ‎December‎ ‎29‎, ‎2012 ‎5‎:‎54‎ ‎AM
To: public-pointer-events@w3c.org
Subject: Windows 8 and gestures and pointers compatibility


as  C++ programmer (using visual studio and Qt), i've created a wonderful workflow app.
Now i am porting this app to HTML5...IE and webkit

I've bought a new windows 8 tablet and it is wonderful...specially the new IE 10 with gestures and pointers.

so while trying to figure out how to create a new html5 cross compatible code to allow the user to interact with my diagrams...i am struggling with the gestures and multitouch support...in Opera and chrome...and worried on how this will work on a ipad.

What i know so far...is that my new Windows 8 tablet is great on this.

Please allow us to have this microsoft implementation available in all webkit browsers as soon as possible.


Nelson S. Silva
Received on Saturday, 29 December 2012 16:18:56 UTC

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