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Re: copy events and content from server

From: Joćo Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 05 May 2011 03:34:59 +0100
To: public-webapps@w3.org
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On , Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net> wrote:

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> Hello list,
>
> As noted in the thread about security started by Halvord:
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>> In many of the scenarios I have working for, the content to be put on the clipboard would come from a "luxury" knowledge structure on the server, one that has access to some semantic source and can infer useful representations out of it; these get put to the clipboard.
>> An offline HTML would also be an example of it.
>
> but I am realizing that this is probably not possible to do because the only way to do obtain something from the server is to wait until a callback is called (and this is good so) at which time the copy event might be long gone already.
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> Would it be thinkable to *lock* the copy event until either a timeout occurs or an unlock is called?
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> This way the script in the client would be able to fetch rich transformations from the server.
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A synchronous XHR solves this use case and there are no magic locks.
Received on Thursday, 5 May 2011 02:35:32 GMT

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