Prototype Chromium build with support for MS Pointer Events

Last December, MS Open Tech, a Microsoft Subsidiary, announced work on a patch for a WebKit implementation of the Pointer Events specification. The implementation is based upon a submission made to the W3C last September.

February 11, 2013 — At appendTo, we’re passionate defenders of the Open Web and we’ve been very impressed with the initiative taken by the MS Open Tech team and their work on this spec. We’ve been privileged to participate with the team to provide feedback on their work. These API’s have been available in IE10 for a while as an experimental feature but haven’t made their way into a easily available build of Webkit.

We’re excited to be able to provide one of those builds today that you can use to play around with these new features. Our hope is that you can download, build and play with these features and provide feedback.

Disclaimer: The downloads of Chromium below are experimental and will likely break.  Please only download and use them if you feel comfortable with this.

Download OSX Version

Download Windows Version

Want to see it in action? Here’s a quick JSBin demo.  If both words highlight when you move your mouse over them, you’re working with Pointer Events!

Kyle Pennell
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