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Issue 196799 Ship Pointer Events API
Starred by 123 users Project Member Reported by, Mar 15 2013 Back to list
Status: Fixed
Closed: Oct 2016
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OS: All
Pri: 2
Type: Launch-OWP
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Launch-M-Approved: 54-Beta
Launch-M-Target: 54-Stable-Exp, 55-Stable
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Change description:
Pointer Events unifies the web event model for touch, mouse, and pen input. It is designed to address concerns with the Touch Events spec.

Changes to API surface:
Adds the PointerEvent interface, as well as several new Pointer Event Types, and other changes. See spec for details.

WebKit bug:
Comment from W3C:
Apple's view:

Support in other browsers: current (expected)
Internet Explorer: IE10 
Firefox: Planned
Safari: Not planned

Do not confuse with the similarly named point-events CSS property:
Comment 1 by, Mar 16 2013
Blockedon: chromium:162757
Blockedon: chromium:258459
We will first ad support for touch-action in a way that benefits touch events while being compatible with pointer events ( issue 258459 ).
Labels: -M-X
Comment 4 by, Apr 30 2014
Blocking: chromium:246536
Labels: Hotlist-Input-Dev
Comment 7 by, Aug 15 2014
Blocking: -chromium:246536
Comment 8 Deleted
Comment 9 by, Feb 27 2015
You can continue the discussion at  issue 162757 .
Status: Assigned
Blockedon: chromium:471824
Blocking: chromium:246536
Blocking: chromium:392584
Blocking: chromium:454704
Blocking: chromium:269917
Blockedon: 606896
Blockedon: 608497
Blockedon: -608497
Labels: PointerEvent
Components: Blink>Input
Blockedon: 625678
Labels: Launch-M-Approved-54-Beta Launch-M-Target-54-Stable-Exp Launch-M-Target-55-Stable
Status: Started
Summary: Ship Pointer Events API (was: Support for Pointer Events)
Launch bug: issue 625678.  Approved for M54 field trial: 50% beta, 1% stable.

Approved intent to ship:!topic/blink-dev/UY1EfjaGF_E

Barring any surprises, Pointer Events should be enabled in Chrome 55 by default (reaching stable early December).
Description: Show this description
Blockedon: 631897
Blockedon: -606896
Status: Fixed
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