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RE: Copy/Paste Events

From: Jacob Rossi <t-jacobr@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 23:09:26 +0000
To: "timeless@gmail.com" <timeless@gmail.com>, Sebastian Markbåge <sebastian@calyptus.eu>
CC: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, Travis Leithead <travil@microsoft.com>, Tony Ross <tross@microsoft.com>
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timeless said:
>> so, one advantage of not distinguishing is that it enables people w/o mice to trigger drag events.

Do you have any data on how many people would be browsing with neither mouse nor touch capabilities? Are you mostly referring to non-touch mobile users?

>> if you don't do this, you effectively block such users from interacting with certain classes of web pages.

One possible solution is that copy-and-paste could be treated as drag-and-drop only when the browser is in Caret Browsing mode (do any browsers other than Firefox and IE have this?) and on mobile devices without touch capabilities.

-Jacob

-----Original Message-----
From: timeless.bmo1@gmail.com [mailto:timeless.bmo1@gmail.com] On Behalf Of timeless
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 3:54 PM
To: Sebastian Markbåge
Cc: Jacob Rossi; www-dom@w3.org; public-webapps@w3.org; Travis Leithead; Tony Ross
Subject: Re: Copy/Paste Events

On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:03 PM, Sebastian Markbåge<sebastian@calyptus.eu> wrote:
> I agree with Jacob. I find this part of the spec... puzzling.

so, one advantage of not distinguishing is that it enables people w/o mice to trigger drag events.

if you don't do this, you effectively block such users from interacting with certain classes of web pages.

Having encountered various other stupid forms of discrimination while working on devices which have limitations wrt input methods, i appreciate it when things are designed with more flexibility in mind.

i'm not absolutely certain as to where i stand on this specific event, but i'm not immediately opposed to what Jacob quoted, and i respectfully request people to consider this.

(I considered responding earlier and decided I'd wait.)
Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 23:10:21 GMT

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