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[Bug 7721] Drag and Drop is not keyboard accessible

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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 20:35:36 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7721


Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2009-09-24 20:35:36 ---
I looked into this a bit more.

Regarding the concern about drag operations exposed via drag & drop: I believe
many native applications provide the ability to paste a link via a "paste link"
or "paste special" command. In theory, browsers could add such a menu command
that performs a drop with an effect of 'link'.

Regarding paste executing a script: this is already possible in existing
browsers with the "paste" and "beforepaste" events - which also allow altering
the contents of what is pasted. So this is not a new issue.

What Ian says is also true - the spec does not specify the exact interactions
that would cause drag and drop behavior. Nothing precludes a keyboard-driven
way to do it other than copy/paste.

Are there specific spec changes that would help ensure that implementations are
properly accessible via the keyboard?


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