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Re: Request for enhancement: select action

From: Aaron Reed <aaronr@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 13:05:50 -0600
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <ep321h$55b$1@sea.gmane.org>

Hi Mark,

Boy, I don't know about setting the value on the bound node like you 
mentioned.  Then, if I had an output bound to the same node as the 
textarea right next to it, then that section of text would be selected 
in both controls, right?  I think that would confuse the user, 
especially as to what the user would expect to be copied to the 
clipboard.  Plus, I don't think that a user could manually select text 
in a textarea AND an output at the same time in most processors, so I 
wouldn't think that it would be possible programatically.

Maybe instead of 'selected', we should have 'highlighted' or 
'emphasized'?  I can see having the same text in multiple controls 
highlighted or underlined, but not 'selected'.

--Aaron

Mark Birbeck wrote:
> 
> Hi John,
> 
> If you perform a setvalue on the instance node that the control is
> bound to, giving it the value of item that you would like to see
> 'selected', then that will have the same effect. I think that 'plays
> better' with the MVC architecture if XForms, too.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Mark
> 
> On 22/01/07, Clark, John <CLARKJ2@ccf.org> wrote:
>>
>> I would like to request the addition of a `select` action element (and
>> the corresponding `xforms-select` event).  It would be very similar to
>> the `setfocus` action element, but it would represent the action of
>> selecting the contents of the target element.  This would be analogous
>> to the `select()` function on `input` elements and similar elements in
>> the HTML DOM[0].
>>
>> Thank you for your consideration.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
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