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Re: Feedback from PFWG on Touch Events 13 September 2011 draft

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 10:25:35 -0500
Message-ID: <4EBD3E6F.8030001@nokia.com>
To: ext Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
CC: public-webevents@w3.org, List WAI Liaison <wai-liaison@w3.org>, List WAI PF <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, Sangwhan Moon <smoon@opera.com>
Hi Michael - I don't believe you and/or PFWG responded to my email below 
(sent on October 13 and archived at [1]).

Since the comment deadline for LC#2 (published on October 27 [2]) ends 
on November 17, I would appreciate a response by the 17th.

-Thanks, Art Barstow

[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-touch-events-20111027/

On 10/13/11 10:16 AM, ext Arthur Barstow wrote:
> Hi Michael, All
> We discussed your comments during WebEvents' 11-Oct-2011 call [1] and 
> captured your comment #1 as [LC-7] and your comment #2 as [LC-6] in 
> our LC disposition of comments document.
> * Re LC-6 - we agree additional non-normative tutorial/Primer type 
> information for the Touch Events spec would be useful. I created 
> [Action-85] to track this request. If you and/or your colleagues wish 
> to contribute to such information, please let me know. However, we do 
> not think completion of this action should block this spec from 
> progressing on the Recommendation track (and BTW, the next step will 
> be another LCWD).
> Regarding the interaction between touch events and mouse events, we 
> agree additional non-normative text would be useful and think the 
> information already included in section 7 of the spec [2] is 
> sufficient. If you have additional non-normative text you want to 
> propose, please send to public-webevents at w3.org so we can review it.
> * Re LC-7 - Sangwhan agreed to address these two editorial comments 
> (add units to attribute definitions and add a definition of 
> preventDefault). I noticed he already made two related commits:
>   http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/rev/bee004414dba
>   http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/rev/a8b5ef36b865
> and the result is reflected in the latest Editor's Draft of the spec:
>   http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/v1/touchevents.html#attributes
>   http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webevents/raw-file/v1/touchevents.html#glossary
> For the purposes of comment tracking, please let us know if our 
> responses are OK or not.
> -Art Barstow
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2011/10/11-webevents-minutes.html#item04
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-touch-events-20110913/#mouse-events
> [LC-6] 
> http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/wiki/TouchEvents-LCWD-13-Sep-2011#LC-6
> [LC-7] 
> http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/wiki/TouchEvents-LCWD-13-Sep-2011#LC-7
> [Action-85] http://www.w3.org/2010/webevents/track/actions/85
> On 9/28/11 4:05 PM, ext Michael Cooper wrote:
>> The following are comments from the Protocols and Formats Working 
>> Group on the 13 September 2011 Touch Events version 1 Last Call 
>> Working Draft http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-touch-events-20110913/. 
>> Authorization to send these as PFWG comments is archived at 
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/09/28-pf-minutes#item06.
>> Note that some PFWG members exempted themselves from our review of 
>> this specification because of patent concerns at their companies.
>> 1) If a Web application can deal with touch events, it can intercept 
>> them, and the idea is that in this case no corresponding mouse events 
>> will be dispatched. However, if the Web application is not 
>> specifically written for touch input devices, it can react to the 
>> subsequent mouse events instead. This can be a powerful paradigm, but 
>> it is not fully described in this spec. The relation between touch 
>> events and mouse events should be explained in more detail for 
>> authors who want to achieve device independence.  There is a general 
>> need for a "primer" document in the W3C space explaining the various 
>> DOM events and how they relate to each other, also providing best 
>> practices of device-specific and device-independent authoring.
>> 2) Minor editorial issues with the spec:
>> - Section 3.1: For each of the attributes, the unit should be 
>> mentioned (device pixels, CSS pixels, etc.)
>> - Section 7: The "preventDefault" method should be explained or 
>> listed in the glossary.
>> For Protocols and Formats Working Group,
>> Michael Cooper, Team Contact
>> -- 
>> Michael Cooper
>> Web Accessibility Specialist
>> World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
>> E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
>> Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>
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