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Re: copy events and content from server

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 12:15:46 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTik85u-keNPovWgA7rxkfpPihNJrWg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net> wrote:
> As noted in the thread about security started by Halvord:
> > In many of the scenarios I have working for, the content to be put on the
> clipboard would come from a "luxury" knowledge structure on the server, one
> that has access to some semantic source and can infer useful representations
> out of it; these get put to the clipboard.
> > An offline HTML would also be an example of it.
> but I am realizing that this is probably not possible to do because the
> only way to do obtain something from the server is to wait until a callback
> is called (and this is good so) at which time the copy event might be long
> gone already.
> Would it be thinkable to *lock* the copy event until either a timeout
> occurs or an unlock is called?

No.  We definitely don't want to lock a local system resource for some
random web service that may potentially fail to release the lock.

- Ryosuke
Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2011 19:16:34 UTC

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