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Re: [cssom-view] Proposal to add getClientRect method to CaretPosition

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:18:42 +1300
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLYy7Hs9whTfYJyxUYKNz+QiBdk=KmhpAScreZOngNZ_WQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Cc: Scott Johnson <sjohnson@mozilla.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:

> On Wednesday 2013-02-13 11:48 +1300, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> > Can you use Range.getClientRects() to do what you need?
> >
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/cssom-view/#widl-Range-getClientRects-ClientRectList
> No, because Range doesn't allow addressing caret positions inside of
> text inputs and textareas (unless we expose the "anonymous content"
> that's inside of them, which we don't want to do).  CaretPosition,
> on the other hand, has special rules for its behavior inside of
> textareas and text inputs that are quite useful, but which also make
> it impossible to convert with full fidelity to a Range that we'd be
> willing to expose to Web content.

Right, that makes sense.

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