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RE: position: pointer

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:31:24 +0000
To: Greg Houston <gregory.houston@gmail.com>, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3C4041FF83E1E04A986B6DC50F0178291BE4F5EE@TK5EX14MBXC227.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
[Greg Houston:] 

> Also, the majority of use cases for this are dependent on the hover event 
> which is also not supported by touch devices (without mouse support). 

I do not believe this to be generally true i.e. :hover is matched by several
touch devices though it may true for most that one cannot match :hover separately 
from :active in those environments i.e. you usually get both or neither. (That is
what the convention is today, anyway; it could presumably change or evolve).

Another thing to consider on touch devices is that more than one concurrent pointer
may be supported i.e. multi-touch.
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