Re: Missing MDN documentation

On 7/12/14 3:05 AM, PhistucK wrote:
> Firefox does not support Pointer Events yet. It can be enabled using 
> about:config.
> There is an issue where window.onpointerdown (or something similar) 
> exists, but it never fires -
> Which breaks feature detection.
> That attribution is weird. Perhaps the page existed in MDN but got 
> removed for some reason (in order not to show interest or support of 
> the feature, for political reasons). Nevertheless, if portions did 
> come from MDN, we should mention this. I think you can just replace 
> the specific page link with a link to the homepage of MDN, like the 
> MSDN attribution generally does.

That reference to MDN was just added in the last day. So unless someone 
knows of an actual page on MDN that was copied for this WPD page, I say 
take out that attribution.

In general, Mozilla's preference is that attributions point to the 
specific page that was copied. That practice may be a bit fragile in 
cases where the page is moved or removed (though the redirect function 
is pretty good), it still makes is most likely that someone interested 
in finding the original authors can do so.

> ☆*PhistucK*
> On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Rob^_^ < 
> <>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     WPO page: dom/PointerEvent
>     Re:
>     links PointerEvent to
>     but this page is not there... 404
>     We're sorry, we couldn't find what you were looking for.
>     You can try a search or start over on the home page.
>     If you were following a documentation link, you can sign in and
>     create the page. Otherwise, please file a bug. Thanks!
>     Q: should I include this link in the WPO external attribution
>     links, on the assumption that I (or someone else) will update the
>     MDN documentation?
>     My own testing suggests that FX is supporting PointerEvents in its
>     latest releases.
>     Regards.

Janet Swisher <>
Mozilla Developer Network <>
Developer Relations Community Organizer

Received on Saturday, 12 July 2014 22:30:07 UTC