Re: Copying multi-range selection

On 15/08/2015 06:19, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 12:10 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <> wrote:
>> We've been recently exploring ways to select bidirectional text and content that uses new CSS layout modes such as flex box in visually contagious manner.
>> Because visually contagious range of content may not be contagious in DOM order, doing so involves creating a disjoint multi-range selection.  There has been quite a bit of discussion about how we can better expose that to the Web since the current model of exposing a list of Range objects doesn't seem to be working well.
>> However, another important question I have is how copying such a selected content work?  Do we just stitch together disjoint content?  But that may result in the content being pasted in completely different order.
> I copied www-international. Somewhat curious if this problem has been
> studied before. It does seem like you would have to add/remove
> formatting code points as the context where you paste may be different
> from the context where you copied from.

what's the use case driving this, and where are the requirements coming 

i ask because i'm inclined to think that the circumstances in which this 
would a produce useful results, given the way it carves up the actual 
content, are quite, perhaps extremely, limited.


Received on Saturday, 15 August 2015 08:23:38 UTC