While the pointer-events property takes eleven possible values, all but three of them are reserved for use with SVG. The three valid values for any HTMl element are:
none prevents all click, state and cursor options on the specified HTML element
auto restores the default functionality (useful for use on child elements of an element with pointer-events: none; specified
inherit will use the pointer-events value of the element’s parent.
It is not supported by IE. You can use “disabled property” to work similar like pointer events.