Re: [clipboard] Add RTF to the "mandatory data types" list?

Oh, and I should also mention that the Flash Player clipboard (which we are
trying to kill) supports plain text, HTML, and RTF, as well as custom
"application-defined" data types.
On Oct 17, 2013 5:44 AM, "James Greene" <> wrote:

> Would it be possible to add RTF (MIME type of "application/rtf") [1] to
> the "mandatory data types" [2] list?
> While it is a proprietary file format held by Microsoft, it also has
> public specs [3][4] and is designed for cross-platform interchange of text
> and graphics.
> More importantly, I speculate that it is one of the top three types of
> text formats that people copy-and-paste: plain text, RTF, and HTML. It is
> also supported, or at least readable, by almost every word processing
> application ever made: Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, WordPad, OpenOffice,
> FreeOffice, LibreOffice, etc. This is not limited to desktop office
> application either, however, as RTF is also supported by online solutions
> such as Google Docs, Zoho Docs, etc.
> With all that in mind, it definitely seems like it should be on the
> "mandatory data types" list.
> Are there any legal roadblocks to making a proprietary data format a
> mandatory type? Are there any other reasons why people think that RTF
> should be excluded from the list?
> Please let me know and/or discuss.  Thanks!
> [1]
> [2]
> [3] RTF spec v1.8
> [4] RTF spec v1.9.1
> Sincerely,
>     James Greene

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