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[Bug 10712] Drag and Drop: Add an attribute to identify drop targets

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Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 01:57:19 +0000
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--- Comment #11 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> 2010-10-15 01:57:18 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> (In reply to comment #9)
> > To make this make sense I think I'm going to drag in the API proposals we've
> > had before, so that this attribute can be defined in terms of that saner model
> > rather than the current patchwork.
> 
> Hard to understand what your intent is from your comment. Can you provide more
> details? What does "drag in" mean, and which API proposals?

I think Ian is referring to a proposed more comprehensive redesign of the drag
& drop API. The DnD API has been criticized in the past for being overly arcane
and hard to author with, though compatible with what is implemented in Trident
and WebKit at least. The existing API is useful for legacy content, but in the
long run, it may be desirable to have a cleaner API for new content.

As I understand it, Ian suggests that if we enhance DnD to add a way to declare
drop targets, we may as well do a more thorough overhaul. I have no strong
opinion on the merits of proceeding that way.

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