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Re: DnD vs CnP (was Copy/Paste Events)

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:20:18 +0200
Cc: timeless@gmail.com, Jacob Rossi <t-jacobr@microsoft.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <44787728-B0E7-48FE-BD8F-1476A047D9B9@activemath.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
While re-reading the spec:
I seem to understand that "supply data immediately" is the alternative  
proposed currently by HTML5. Right?

If yes, then it's clear that most server-implementors will not be able  
to offer rich flavours as possible conversion targets since you don't  
want to wait on a network load for a drag-start to fire!

Honestly, I find the whole DnD and CnP treatment in HTML5 quite much  
ad-hoc. It's welcome to have such an addition but it makes too many  
arrangements and still is hard to read.

What I would wish, and I think many many many others is a readable  
specification for copy-and-paste that meets large implementations and  
maybe later something for drag-and-drop.


> Thanks for the pointers. We now have more words: supply data on  
> demand or supply data immediately is the crucial difference.
> The on-demand situation means: the application still must live for  
> its on-demand flavours to be available.
> We're now porting it all to a web-browser: an application is a web- 
> page, a document that is. So on-demand copy-and-paste would stop  
> being available as soon the document is gone, i.e., as soon as the  
> page is changed following a link or a back, right?
> I would feel bothered as a user.

Received on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 22:21:08 UTC

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