W3C Touch Events Specification

W3C unveils the Touch Events Specification. It’s a rough draft, I guess — it doesn’t even have an official URL on www.w3.org yet. But I like it a lot.

Editor Doug Schepers did the sensible thing and started with Apple’s specification (see the index), to which he added, to my delight, a fair number of properties I suggested: radiusX/Y for the touch’s radius, force to measure the touch’s force, and touchenter and touchleave events that we are going to need badly in the future.

A few remarks:

But these are minor points at best. All in all this is an excellent first step towards the specification of touch events.

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