[whatwg] Multi-touch events

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jan 30 23:51:54 PST 2007

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Rowan Nairn wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to the list so I'm not sure if this is beyond scope or not 
> but has anybody thought about what kind of mouse events we would like to 
> get, say the iPhone (or similar) passes all the touches on to the DOM?
> I'm thinking the minimal helpful API change would be a new field for the 
> Event object that uniquely identifies a "pointing device" for the 
> duration of a mousedown-mousemove-mouseup cycle.
> Any thoughts?  Some more of mine here: 
> http://eurekaman.com/towards-multi-touch-in-the-browser

An interesting point.

I recommend bringing this up with the WebAPI working group, who are 
working on mouse events and the DOM events model in general.


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