Pointer Events

Unified pointer input API subsuming MouseEvent and TouchEvents which addresses several existing problems (especially on touchscreen laptops) and provides future extensibility. Intent-to-implement thread: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/blink-dev/ODWmcKNQl0I This was behind a flag starting in Chrome 52.

Documentation

Specification

Established standard

Status in Chromium

Blink


Enabled by default (launch bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 55
  • Chrome for Android release 55
  • Android WebView release 55
  • Opera release 42
  • Opera for Android release 42

Consensus & Standardization

Owner

Last updated on 2017-06-14