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Re: [pointerevents] Spec implies mice can't support pressure

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:05:46 +0000
To: public-pointer-events@w3.org
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On 21/01/2016 04:27, Ted Dinklocker wrote:
> Sounds reasonable to me.
> Also seems like a good opportunity to discuss whether it makes sense to do some work around force touch as well? It is easy to imagine a broader world of touchpads that support pressure and haptic feedback with scenarios for force touch.
> Thoughts?

Serious question: I know that Apple went all out inventing lots of new 
proprietary events for force touch...but are these actually needed, 
compared to just what pointer events offer with pressure? I guess they 
abstract scenarios to a slightly higher level (i.e. being able to detect 
that a force touch is starting, rather than listening to pointerdown and 
monitoring changes in pressure), but are they worth the extra event? Am 
I missing other things that currently *can't* be adequately explained 
with just PE?

Patrick H. Lauke

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