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 Unifying input device tracking and browser events

The DOM event model does not associate user input events with their source device, only with the abstract type of device and the 'target' DOM elements. This presents a design challenge for multi-user or bimanual interfaces that may, e.g., want to track multiple mice, with each their associated cursor and behavior. ptchernavskij has attempted to get around this by using node-usb and node-hid on a locally-running server to identify devices and forward their state to the browser, thus maintaining models of actual input devices. However, at this point, there is a difficult design trade-off:

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