Re: Pointer Events Charter?

Sorry for being so slow to respond to this.  As I said in the last call on
this topic, I'll probably be fine with anything that works for Jacob
(Microsoft) and Doug (W3C).  Rechartering with Jacob's version of the
charter works for me (though I've added a couple minor suggestions on the


On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 12:13 AM, Jacob Rossi <>

> Hi Doug,
> Thanks for sending (beat me to it!).  Since we're producing editor's
> drafts of the Pointer Events L2 spec and have consensus that the group
> wants to eventually publish that as a Recommendation, we agree that the
> next step is to recharter the Pointer Events WG.
> I've submitted a PR to your charter draft that provides our suggested
> changes [1]. To summarize:
> * For the Scope intro, I've used similar text to the previous PEWG charter.
>     - I've added specific example features we intend to pursue for 2.0
> that weren't in 1.0. These are meant to be examples and not a commitment
> nor an exhaustive list.
> * For Out of Scope, I have copied the same scope as the previous PEWG
> charter.
> * Pointer Events 2.0 deliverable
>     - I've removed the language about building on the Touch Events
> specification. I don't believe it's a goal for the PE 2.0 deliverable to
> incorporate any Touch Events features.
> * Added Github as a forum for technical discussion and communication
> * Added Touch Events Community Group as a point of coordination for the
> PEWG given the related technology
> Shall we schedule a call next week to discuss next steps for rechartering?
> -Jacob
> [1]
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Schepers []
> Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 8:19 PM
> To:; Rick Byers <>; Jacob
> Rossi <>; Art Barstow <>
> Subject: Pointer Events Charter?
> Hi, folks–
> As you know, the Pointer Events WG charter expired on 9 November 2015, so
> there is currently no formal WG; this isn't really a problem until we want
> to publish something, but it does tend to detract from a sense of urgency
> and momentum.
> During the last Pointer Events / Touch Events telcon [1], on 3 November,
> the conclusion was that we did indeed want to recharter the Pointer Events
> WG (or some new WG that continues the work of Pointer Events and Touch
> Events).
> I've drafted a very rough charter, and I need your concrete feedback on
> what the charter should say, what work is in scope, and what deliverables
> (i.e. specs) should be listed.
> We sent out early notice to the AC that this rechartering was going on,
> but it seems to have stalled out. The next step is to finalize the charter,
> and put it out for AC review.
> I haven't yet received any feedback on the new charter, or suggestions on
> what it should say; it's not yet ready for AC review, and it won't be until
> I get this crucial feedback.
> Do we still want to re-form the Pointer Events WG, or are we still in a
> holding pattern in the Community Group.
> Please advise me on what you'd like to do at this point.
> [1]
> [2]
> Regards–
> –Doug

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