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Re: First Draft, Touch Interface Spec

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 19:27:11 -0500
Message-ID: <4D3F6A5F.40604@w3.org>
To: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
CC: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, public-webevents@w3.org
Hi, folks-

Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote (on 1/25/11 2:43 PM):
> Doug put out a proposal that was low level and included gesture
> recognition and he state that this was not the higher level events.
> There is nothing to clarify with respect to touch interfaces. Doug's
> clear words regarding the touch events specification:

Just to be clear, normatively defining gesture events is explicitly out 
of scope for the Web Events WG, per our charter:

The low-level Touch Interface events spec does not and will not define 

>>  Just so you know, this is the "low-level events" spec... I will follow
>>  it up with the "high-level events" spec soon. (This spec was perhaps
>>  more difficult and more fundamental, so I wanted to tackled it first.)
> What would be of help would be to clarify whether the "high level
> events" is somehow tied to what you are doing. If not it would be very
> helpful if it were so that we do not have two specs. trying to do the
> same thing.

My intent with the high-level (intentional/representational) events spec 
is to coordinate with James in whatever manner we can, and hopefully we 
can work on the same spec as part of a joint deliverable with the PFWG, 
in which James (and Apple) participates.

Perhaps we should start looking at getting that spec in charter for PFWG 
right away, to facilitate his work on it down the road?


> Rich Schwerdtfeger
> CTO Accessibility Software Group
> Inactive hide details for James Craig ---01/25/2011 01:05:16 PM---I know
> you three understand, but I needed to clarify because James Craig
> ---01/25/2011 01:05:16 PM---I know you three understand, but I needed to
> clarify because you copied a public list. Due to Doug's
> From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
> To: Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
> Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, Janina Sajka
> <janina@rednote.net>, public-webevents@w3.org, Doug Schepers
> <schepers@w3.org>
> Date: 01/25/2011 01:05 PM
> Subject: Re: First Draft, Touch Interface Spec
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I know you three understand, but I needed to clarify because you copied
> a public list. Due to Doug's previous proposals which included gesture
> recognition and other touch interface standardization which we've
> expressed concerns about, I just needed to make it clear that our work
> is unrelated. NRN.
> On Jan 25, 2011, at 10:31 AM, Richard Schwerdtfeger wrote:
>>  Doug, Janina, and I understand that. These are higher level events
> that would accomodate touch and other input - open, close, etc. Doug
> made reference to high-level events - see below. Is there a relationship
> to what Doug refers to you as high-level events and your proposal?
>>  Rich Schwerdtfeger
>>  James Craig wrote:
>> > To clarify, the draft I plan to deliver by June is an update (spec
> format vs proposal format) to the User Interface Independence proposal
> [1] we posted last year. It is not related to Doug's project regarding
> touch events.
>> >
>> > 1.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-dom/2010JulSep/att-0106/UserInterfaceIndependence.html
>> >
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