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Call for Participation in Touch Events Community Group

The Touch Events Community Group has been launched:

The Touch Events community group was formed by members of the Web Events Working Group (responsible for the Touch Events specification) and the Pointer Events Working Group (responsible for the Pointer Events spec). The group’s focus is to determine differences in touch event behavior between browsers. The group seeks to form consensus on the best approaches for interoperability outside of what’s already standardized.

Among the topics in scope for this group:

* Defining how touch-action should be implemented in browsers that support touch events; see [1].

* Defining the “right” TouchEvent / PointerEvent interaction for both browsers and pointer event polyfills; see [2].

* Trying to form consensus on how exactly browsers should behave in sending touch events when scrolling starts (f.ex. see the following public-webevents thread [3]).

* Identifying other differences that exist between these events.

* Discussing problems web/framework developers have with the design of touch events; see [4].

* Define “mappings” between Touch Events and Pointer Events (f.ex. see [5]).

* Define the relationships between touch-pointer-mouse.

The group also expects to make proposals for potential future standards.






In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2013-10-28 by Arthur Barstow. The following people supported its creation: Arthur Barstow, Doug Schepers, Rick Byers, Scott Gonz├ílez, Cathy Chan. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of its activities.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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