Re: [Clipboard API] setData description

On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 01:33:40 +0200, João Eiras <> wrote:

> The description for DataTransfer.setData [1] says: "Calling setData()  
> from a paste event handler must not modify the data that is inserted,  
> and must not modify the data on the clipboard."
> That second phrase is very confusing. Isn't it the objective of  
> listening to cut/copy events, to possibly prevent the default action and  
> set the data calling setData, therefore changing clipboard contents ?

Yes, but not *paste* events. Pasting should never alter the data on the  
clipboard. How can I phrase it more clearly?

> [1]  

Hallvord R. M. Steen, Core Tester, Opera Software

Received on Monday, 5 September 2011 10:43:40 UTC