Intent to ship: Pointer Events (Desktop)

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Oct 20, 2017, 1:07:12 AM10/20/17
We had enabled Pointer Events on the nightly builds for a while and resolved the major blockers to ship it. Although there are some bugs ongoing and some spec issues under discussion, we think they don't block the functionalities of Pointer Events and plan to ship it within the next few weeks.

Related Bugs:
Bug 822898 - Implement pointer events

Link to standard:

Platform coverage:
All desktop platforms

Target release:
Hopefully, we can ride the trains of FF58.

Preference behind which this is implemented:

Do other browser engines implement this?
Edge and Chrome already ship it.

Tests: WPT

Security & Privacy Concerns:
Pointer events expose more attributes to users, which may be used for fingerprinting.

There are some spec issues under discussion, and we'll revise the implementation once the spec is updated. Regarding fingerprinting, we probably could hide some attributes when privacy.resistFingerprinting is turned on. Need further discussion and implement it.

Mar 15, 2018, 1:23:37 PM3/15/18
Is there a specific bug for enabling this, aside from the meta implement bug?

Kartikaya Gupta

Mar 15, 2018, 1:59:32 PM3/15/18
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Looks like it was enabled in

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