Google would like to endow Chrome with Microsoft's technology for letting Web applications deal with input from mice, pens, and touch screens.
Developers of the Google browser said at the company's Google I/O show here Thursday that Microsoft's Pointer Events approach - built into IE10, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8, and being standardized at the World Wide Web Consortium - has some real advantages.
"We're going to start landing some experimental support in Blink for Pointer Events," said Chrome programmer Rick Byers. Blink is the open-source browser engine at the heart of Chrome. "Hopefully, we'll see it in Chrome at some point in the future."