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RE: Browsers, Developers and Pointer Events Meeting Notes

From: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:03:27 +0000
To: Rick Byers <rbyers@chromium.org>, Arthur Stolyar <nekr.fabula@gmail.com>
CC: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
Message-ID: <618041b4cbda45919a2c19383946657c@BY2PR03MB457.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 1:55 PM, Rick Byers <rbyers@chromium.org> wrote:
> Our primary concern with pointer events is the fragmentation problem - that we'd have to support two models for the foreseeable future, without any clear path to deprecate one with the other.  This doesn't change that.

Fairly common problem (table layout > grid/flexbox/etc) with little demonstrated impact in blocking browsers from moving the web forward.

Since most of your proposed touch event extensions are features of pointer events and just about all involve API surface expansion in a similar fashion as pointer, how do you see the support burden as different between:

(a)  Pointer Events + Touch Events

(b)  Touch Events + Touch Events Extensions

Received on Thursday, 28 August 2014 21:03:57 UTC

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