IE10's Gesture Events Explained; Digital Ad Agency Criticises "Do Not Track" Compares with SOPA

IE10's gesture events enable you to build touch experiences not currently possible in any other browser. Microsoft today said that it has improved "how sites can build advanced touch experiences using gesture events in IE10 on the Windows 8 Release Preview." In a blog post, IE team covers IE10's gesture events said,"IE10 in the Windows […]

IE10 Gesture Event in Windows 8 Release Previews Explained

IE10's gesture events enable you to build touch experiences not currently possible in any other browser. Microsoft today said that it has improved "how sites can build advanced touch experiences using gesture events in IE10 on the Windows 8 Release Preview." In a blog post, IE team covers IE10's gesture events said,

"IE10 in the Windows 8 Release Preview introduces gesture recognition objects in JavaScript. Sites can create gesture objects, decide which pointers (mouse, pen, or touch contacts) to process, and direct the gesture events at whatever element is desired," posted Jacob Rossi, Program Manager, Internet Explorer.

"The browser then calculates what gesture is being performed and notifies the page via events. This enables developers to build gesture experiences not yet natively possible in any other browser. These include multiple concurrent gestures, for example, rotating two puzzle pieces with your hands," Rossi notes.

Dynamic gestures, like pinch or rotate, are reported in the form of transforms similar to CSS 2D Transforms.

An example of gesture events is shown in the picture above -- Users can drag, pinch, and rotate photos using the Browser Surface demo.

While on IE10 news,

Digital Ad Agency Criticises IE10 don Not Track (DNT) Features, Compares it with SOPA

Microsoft had earlier announced that Internet Explorer 10 in the Windows 8 Release Preview would have "Do Not Track" enabled by default to which the online advertising industry reacted sharply. The Digital Advertising Alliance said that Microsoft's decision may "reduce the availability and diversity of the Internet products and services that millions of American consumers currently enjoy at no charge."

Now LUMA Partners, an investment bank, has produced a YouTube video that also slams the "Do Not Track" feature in IE 10, and shows a "map" of the digital advertising industry being eaten up, Pac-Man style, by the IE logo.

The video claims the online ad industry should fight this move, claiming that Microsoft's decision could cost thousands of US jobs. It even compares the fight against "Do Not Track" to SOPA.