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RE: Apparent inconsistency between W3C Pointer Event spec and EMMA 1.1 spec [Honeywell Internal]

From: Hickman, Steve (AdvTech) <Steve.Hickman@honeywell.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:11:33 +0000
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
CC: "public-pointer-events@w3.org" <public-pointer-events@w3.org>, "www-multimodal@w3.org" <www-multimodal@w3.org>
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Classification: Honeywell Internal

Having 2 different terms for the same concept seems like a bad idea. The problem here is that the same concept shouldn't be implemented in 2 different ways. Doing so means that software attempting to process events that could be either Pointer events or EMMA events has to check for both values, no matter what they are. This will inevitably result in bugs when some code fails to do this dual check somewhere.

Is there a compelling reason why one spec can't just refer to the other one for this concept?

Steve H.

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From: Arthur Barstow [mailto:art.barstow@nokia.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:55 AM
To: Hickman, Steve (AdvTech)
Cc: public-pointer-events@w3.org; www-multimodal@w3.org
Subject: Re: Apparent inconsistency between W3C Pointer Event spec and EMMA 1.1 spec [Honeywell Internal]

On 9/30/13 2:02 PM, ext Hickman, Steve (AdvTech) wrote:
> Can this be corrected? If not, can it be explained?

If EMMA used "touch" instead of "touchscreen", would that `worky`?


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