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Re: get selection from screen

From: Brant Langer Gurganus <brantgurganus2001@cherokeescouting.org>
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 18:09:39 -0500
Message-ID: <3E14C6B3.40703@cherokeescouting.org>
To: li zhang cis student <lz3@oak.njit.edu>
CC: www-html@w3.org
li zhang cis student wrote:

>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?
Internet Explorer supports it through a proprietary DOM extension.

Brant Langer Gurganus

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