Touch/Trackpad finger position

Isiah Meadows isiahmeadows at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 00:37:05 UTC 2017


Also, for future reference, these kinds of feature requests belong in the
WHATWG's mailing lists, not here.

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 18:59 Eli Perelman <eli at eliperelman.com> wrote:

> The ECMAScript language deals with semantics around the specific
> programming language, while native interactions are supplied by the host
> environment, e.g. Node.js and the browser. This is why interactions like
> window and document events are defined by W3C and friends, and
> strictly-language items are handled by ES.
>
> You'll probably want something like Touch Events, defined by the host
> environment:
>
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Touch_events
>
> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 5:53 PM Felipe Nascimento de Moura <
> felipenmoura at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi.
>> If I'm being too crazy here, please let me know!
>>
>> What would it require for us to have an API to get the exact position of
>> fingers/touches from the trackpad? (even it not pressed)
>>
>> For example, let's say someone wants to write a WebApp in which you could
>> sign something, or simply use a (good) handwriting feature instead of
>> pressing/clicking.
>>
>> This is a feature that is supported for native apps...
>> I wonder why it shouldn't be supported for the web :)
>>
>> [ ]s
>>
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>>
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