Pointer events – active buttons state & pen devices

I'm trying to imagine how a pen user will be able to “right click” on an item with the proposed API. At the moment, a pen user might hover over something and press the barrel button. Their OS will transmit a “right click” type event to the application which will respond accordingly, eg by displaying a menu.

With the pointer events API, this action doesn't create any event, because the pointer is not “down”. The user can hold down the barrel button and then tap the pen onto the digitiser surface, but this is a different experience to the OS-provided behaviour.

Tim Bannister – isoma@jellybaby.net

Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 22:07:57 UTC