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Re: [Clipboard API] Add a flag to indicate paste-as-text to beforepaste and paste events

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 03:48:55 +0200
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <dmmd38lk66nsf5a2nj5kmdk32lmms921f1@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
>*Proposal*
>Add a boolean flag to beforepaste and paste events indicating whether the
>user had intended to paste as text or rich text. (pasteAsText IDL
>attribute?)

There are many more "intents" here than "text" and "not text", like they
may mean to paste vector paths to preseve font characteristics, or they
may have a SVG image on the clipboard and wish to paste the code as text
or as pre-rendered bitmap; in any case, "rich text" isn't the "opposite"
of "text", so it seems incorrect to use a boolean attribute for this.
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