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This is the top-level wiki of the W3C's Pointer Events Working Group, chartered to "provide methods to enable simple device independent input from pointing devices such as mouse, pen, and multi-touch screen".

Feedback on the group's work and the chartered deliverables is welcome, via the WG's public-pointer-events mail list.



The Publicly available charter was approved in November 2012 and expires in November 2014.


The group has topic-specific distributed teleconferences Meetings and some face-to-face (f2f) meetings. All of the group's meeting Minutes are Publicly available and draft meeting agendas are submitted to the group's public-pointer-events mail list.


All of the group's documents are on GitHub (https://github.com/w3c/pointerevents).

See the group's PubStatus page for the latest publication status regarding all of the group's specifications.


The group's tests are part of the W3C's web-platform-tests repository on GitHub. The tests can be run directly in a user agent via the pointerevents HTTP mirror.

The group's testing process is defined in the Testing wiki (this group follows the general testing process used by the Web Applications group).

Tracking Bugs, Issues and Actions

  • Bug and Issue tracking - GitHub is used to track Bugs and Issues. Both Group members and non group members may submit bugs, issues and suggestions to the GitHub repository or to the group's public-pointer-events mailing list (archive.

Group Membership

A list of W3C Members organizations formally participating in this group is provided in Member List and Participant List identifies the individuals in the group.

Coordination with Other Working Groups

The group's specifications are relevant to some other W3C Working Groups as documented in the charter.

Liaisons With External Groups

Currently, the group has no formal liaisons with organizations or groups outside of the W3C.