Prior Microsoft's PointerEvents
there were the TouchEvents
, which are supported in all browsers but IE and vice versa for the PointerEvents
It's worth nothing that attaching traditional handlers does not always work in touch or pointer; attaching touch events will not trigger pointer events; attaching pointer will not trigger touch. In other words we have to attach everything, which is not a good options because events tend to overlap in some areas. That's the main problem.
There are some other caveats, like IE 11 having different event names than IE 10, pointer events not truly working Windows7; IE 11 having issues with ASP.NET (as a whole) and so on and so forth.
So we gathered feedback, lots of it, we experimented and we think we have found a good solution. For Q1'14 we will try to implement an unified event handler and in Q2'14 to integrate it in as many controls as possible. If we succeed to implement it earlier we will notify you.
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