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Re: "List of Pointer Events" table default actions

From: Rick Byers <rbyers@google.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:26:30 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFUtAY97qEttnpBw4tVti_xMhcMy_naVwxC2kiT5j=eFyAnqag@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
Just to follow-up for the sake of the list: I think we all agree this text
could be clearer.  Patrick volunteered (
https://twitter.com/jacobrossi/status/408261566614614016) to propose some
alternate text, ideally including some simple examples.

And for the record we're all using 'dispatch' in the same sense - "send"
(the kill/stop usage is less common, and not used at all in the context of
events AFAIK).


On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM, Patrick H. Lauke

> On a related topic, I find the "5.2.1 List of Pointer Events" table
> https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/pointerevents/raw-file/tip/
> pointerEvents.html#list-of-pointer-events
> and in particular the Default Action column slightly confusing. As
> established in the "Compatibility Mapping" section, pointer and mouse
> events are fired in an interleaved way (for primary pointer, unless
> cancelled for some). For this reason, the
> "plus dispatch of compatibility mouse events" which only appears in the
> default actions for pointerdown seems confusing.
> Now, this could be in part due to language - in UK, "dispatch" is
> generally used to mean "sending", while I know that in US it's more
> commonly used for its other meaning of "prevent/kill/stop" (I seem to
> remember Rick using it in that way in a few early exchanges we had).
> However, speaking with Jacob Rossi, it seems that it WAS actually meant to
> mean "send"... in which case I'm still confused why it would only be the
> default action for pointerdown, if in fact all other pointer events also
> fire their compatibility mouse events right away (again, if primary and not
> cancelled).
> Some clarification here would be welcome (or at least remove the "plus
> dispatch..." part entirely?
> P
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