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typing of drag/drop objects in clipboard

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 19:16:02 -0400
Message-Id: <D2C7DA99-4972-4850-B200-53517876CB5F@w3.org>
To: public-webapi@w3.org

There is a lot of architecture in the clipboard.

I think it is important that the WebAPI clipboard is very web  
architecture compatible.

Desktop clipboards, like HTTP, have concepts of type negotiation.

It would logical to make the clipboard type in WebAPI carry content-type
[and later negotiate it].

> Setting and getting the data to be transferred
> Internet Explorer provides 3 methods for the clipboardData and  
> dataTransfer objects:
> setData()
> This takes one or two parameters. The first must be set to either  
> 'text' or 'URL' (case-insensitive).
> getData()
> This takes one parameter, that allows the target to request a  
> specific type of data.
> clearData()
> This clears the data from the object.
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