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Re: [Clipboard API] Copy to clipboard

From: João Eiras <joaoe@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 12:57:42 +0200
To: "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.v1b0qgit2q99of@joaoe>
On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 12:47:28 +0200, Hallvord R. M. Steen  
<hallvord@opera.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 02:14:10 +0200, João Eiras <joao.eiras@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Hi !
>> The spec for setData [1] states that this method when calling from a  
>> cut/copy event sets new data on the clipboard. Unfortunately, this is  
>> insufficient to implement the typical copy to clipboard button
> It is indeed. However, you already have things like  
> document.execCommand('copy') for that.

So lets say I have one of features which let me copy to the clipboard a  
snippet of html to embed a video for instance, to paste somewhere.

A script needs to create an element, put the contents inside, wrap a  
selection around it, call execCommand('copy'), remove the element and  
shift focus back to the button.

Seems a bit overkill. Are you really sure it can't be made simpler ? The  
feature is there already, theoretically.
Received on Monday, 5 September 2011 10:58:10 UTC

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