1. Ordeith's Avatar
    Google has announced they are completely abandoning the W3C pointer events standards in favor of supporting Apple's proprietary touch events spec with some Google proprietary extensions.
    I think their reasons are BS. Just more MS hate.
    Google to drop Microsoft-designed touch Web spec, stick with Apple tech | Ars Technica
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-17-2014 11:41 AM
  2. neo158's Avatar
    Google has announced they are completely abandoning the W3C pointer events standards in favor of supporting Apple's proprietary touch events spec with some Google proprietary extensions.
    I think their reasons are BS. Just more MS hate.
    Google to drop Microsoft-designed touch Web spec, stick with Apple tech | Ars Technica
    Good for them, I just want MS to stick with standards rather than implement proprietary BS just because others choose not to adhere to W3C HTML5 standards.

    Edit: Having read the article it seems to be more a case of Apple abandoning standards more than Google. Google actually want to merge Touch and Pointer events into one standard and that could be beneficial for everyone.
    08-17-2014 12:11 PM
  3. Ordeith's Avatar
    You got it wrong.
    Google is the proprietary one.
    08-17-2014 12:53 PM
  4. neo158's Avatar
    You got it wrong.
    Google is the proprietary one.
    READ THE ARTICLE, Apple decided to use their proprietary Touch events rather than Pointer events, Google have decided to go with touch events but, as the article states:

    Google's new plan is to extend Touch Events in such a way as to do what Pointer Events offered.
    That would effectively merge both Touch and Pointer events making it beneficial for Microsoft, Google and Apple.
    08-17-2014 02:32 PM
  5. Ordeith's Avatar
    I read and understood the article. You only appear to have done one of those.
    Are you even remotely aware of the history here?
    08-17-2014 06:16 PM
  6. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Cliff notes:
    Apple creates proprietary touch API for browsers, W3C accepts it for future.
    Apple claims patent rights, won't work with W3C to resolve the issue.
    W3C gives up on an open touch API
    Microsoft steps up to work with W3C to create a new open touch API standard to work with ALL browsers
    Google, Mozilla and Microsoft to work TOGETHER on refining the API for W3C.
    W3C realizes that Apple doesn't have a leg to stand on with their patents.
    Google walks away and embraces the Apple API, but takes the best ideas that Microsoft, Google, Mozilla came up to enhance the Apple API.

    The Really, really short version:
    Google helps, takes the best ideas, turns walks away, and flips the bird while going out the door while yelling "Suckers!!!"
    08-17-2014 06:28 PM
  7. Ordeith's Avatar
    And like the CU-RTC-WEB vs Web-RTC proposals Google chooses to support the inferior implementation and hold the web back because they just can't bring themselves to admit that Microsoft has good engineers.
    08-17-2014 06:33 PM
  8. Studio384's Avatar
    And yet, there are still people that believe that Googles wants to stand for an open web...
    08-18-2014 09:30 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    And yet, there are still people that believe that Googles wants to stand for an open web...
    They've got a lot in the PR bank
    08-18-2014 09:49 AM
  10. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I'm reminded of this:

    standards.png
    08-18-2014 07:19 PM

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