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Re: [Clipboard API] Copy to clipboard

From: Daniel Cheng <dcheng@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 14:18:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CAF3XrKo6_AV5wkxJA9YAsvZmmCYx5DuZchF0LBapEfA8xqdDxA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Why do you need to create an element? Just call execCommand('copy') and
setData('text/html', 'blah') in your copy handler.

Daniel

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 03:57, João Eiras <joaoe@opera.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 12:47:28 +0200, Hallvord R. M. Steen <
> hallvord@opera.com> wrote:
>
>  On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 02:14:10 +0200, João Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Hi !
>>>
>>> The spec for setData [1] states that this method when calling from a
>>> cut/copy event sets new data on the clipboard. Unfortunately, this is
>>> insufficient to implement the typical copy to clipboard button
>>>
>>
>> It is indeed. However, you already have things like
>> document.execCommand('copy') for that.
>>
>>
> So lets say I have one of features which let me copy to the clipboard a
> snippet of html to embed a video for instance, to paste somewhere.
>
> A script needs to create an element, put the contents inside, wrap a
> selection around it, call execCommand('copy'), remove the element and shift
> focus back to the button.
>
> Seems a bit overkill. Are you really sure it can't be made simpler ? The
> feature is there already, theoretically.
>
>
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