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gotpointercapture/lostpointercapture on <button>s in IE

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:35:04 +0100
Message-ID: <538F2E98.9030806@splintered.co.uk>
To: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
Possibly an implementation-specific question for Jacob, but I was 
wondering: in IE, it seems that tapping a <button> element (and 
presumably other specific elements like <input>s) fires 
gotpointercapture and lostpointercapture by default, without any 
programmatic setting of pointer capture (but if I swap out the element 
for, say, a <div> these events don't fire by themselves unless I 
explicitly set pointer capture).

This behavior doesn't seem to be documented in the current PE spec. Can 
I just check what the rationale behind IE's firing of those events on 
those types of elements is? Want to make sure it's not something we 
should be including (and yes, I'm just morbidly curious anyway).


Patrick H. Lauke

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