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[Bug 8800] Cut/copy/paste should use dedicated events instead of overloading drag and drop

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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 18:27:30 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8800


Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|NEEDSINFO                   |




--- Comment #3 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-03-14 18:27:29 ---
(In reply to comment #2)
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> Status: Did Not Understand Request
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: When I studied the APIs, I found them to be very complicated and
> over-engineered, as much as the drag-and-drop events. I'm not yet convinced
> that speccing the dnd events as we did is proving to be a good thing. I propose
> that we wait to see what happens with those before doing the same with the
> copy/paste events. Would that be acceptable?

If this API was purely optional for implementors, that would be fine. But from
the list of popular sites I found to be using these events, it seems that
implementing them is required to successfully process public Web content.

I would be ok with marking these events as obsolete if you don't think they
should be used, though I am not sure of the practical effect of making DOM APIs
or events obsolete.


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