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get selection from screen

From: li zhang cis student <lz3@oak.njit.edu>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 15:25:38 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0301021519000.15945-100000@chrome.njit.edu>

Hi, all

Is there any browser that allows users to select
strings from the screen, and get the location and content
of selected string from the HTML page?
For example, if the browser displays an HTML page,
and the user uses mouse to select some string, now
I want to know the location of the string in the
HTML page. (instead of using "select" and "Copy" in
the navigator, and then searchs this string in
the whole page, then get the position. Because
if there are many strings with the same content,
then how can you tell which one does the user
select? ). Do I need to write some plugins?

Thanks.

Li
Received on Thursday, 2 January 2003 15:46:58 GMT

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