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Re: WebEvents-ISSUE-9: Interaction of touch events and mouse events [Touch Events spec]

From: Matt Brubeck <mbrubeck@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:44:07 -0700
Message-ID: <4D90BAD7.8010904@mozilla.com>
To: Web Events Working Group WG <public-webevents@w3.org>
There is a related issue on browsers that support both touch and mouse 
input - for example, Firefox 4 on Windows 7 tablets.

On platforms like Windows, the operating system may translate touch 
input into mouse movements.  This means that, instead of one "mousemove" 
event happening after the "touchend" event, mousemove events and 
touchmove events are interleaved.  (Maybe these mouse events should be 
suppressed if preventDefault() is called on one or more of the touch 

I'm also curious if there might be any benefit on these platforms for 
the browser to translate mouse input into touch events.  If nothing 
else, it would allow developers to test touch events (but not 
multi-touch) on mouse-only hardware.  It might also allow

I'm not yet clear enough about this problem to enter any issues in 
Track, but I'd like to hear other thoughts.
Received on Monday, 28 March 2011 16:44:43 UTC

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