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RE: textarea and textbox DOM API

From: Mark Birbeck <Mark.Birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 09:36:46 +0100
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To: 'Frank Boumphrey' <boumphreyfr@agentbrand.com>
Cc: www-forms-editor@w3.org

Hello Frank,

> For example you can't position a text cursor using script; identify the
> position of the cursor;select a hunk of text using script;
> insert text into a certain position in a text box; or identify the text
> selected by a user.
>
> This makes building true web applications difficult. What is need is a
change
> to the DOM API for HTML  forms.

Take a look at:

    <http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-Traversal-Range/>

which I would say does most of what you are after.

Regards,

Mark


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