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Re: Clipboard API spec should specify beforecopy, beforecut, and beforepaste events

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 19:40:35 -0400
Message-ID: <4FA07473.5090605@mit.edu>
To: Scott González <scott.gonzalez@gmail.com>
CC: public-webapps@w3.org
On 5/1/12 6:07 PM, Scott González wrote:
> I recall moving focus for paste events in order to figure out what is
> being pasted. I believe this is common in WYSIWYG editors; a new element
> is created and focus is moved to that element, then the paste occurs,
> then the element is inspected for the content and the editor does
> whatever it needs to (like cleaning up junk from pasted Word documents).
> Obviously if there was a cleaner way to get the contents, like Microsoft
> APIs for accessing the clipboard, then this wouldn't be needed.

Yeah, that seems like an abuse of onbeforepaste.  Especially since, 
again, onbeforepaste doesn't actually fire for all paste methods!

-Boris
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2012 23:41:05 GMT

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