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RE: contentEditable=minimal

From: Ben Peters <Ben.Peters@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 23:47:23 +0000
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, Norbert Lindenberg <w3@lindenbergsoftware.com>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Piotr Koszuliński <p.koszulinski@cksource.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <203a6143897a48ada32979e637595d42@BLUPR03MB437.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin@w3.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 26, 2014 1:41 AM
> To: Norbert Lindenberg
> Cc: Jonas Sicking; Piotr Koszuliński; Ben Peters; public-webapps
> Subject: Re: contentEditable=minimal
> On 26/05/2014 05:43 , Norbert Lindenberg wrote:
> > On May 23, 2014, at 5:19 , Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org> wrote:
> >> Which brings me to think: when we discussed this at the Summit, there
> >> was some agreement (between all four of us :) that it was a good idea
> >> to support multi-range selections. These are useful not just for
> >> tables, but also for bidi. The reason for the latter is that when
> >> selecting a line with multiple embedded directions (using a mouse),
> >> you want to have the visual selection be an unbroken line (as opposed
> >> to the crazy jumping around you get if you follow logical order).
> >
> > Were any speakers of bidirectional languages in the room when this was
> > discussed?
> I don't know what languages the others speak. That said, my recollection was
> that this was presented along the lines of "we've had regular requests to
> support selecting text in geometric rather than logical orders".
> If that turns out not to be the case and we can stick to single-range selections,
> it would certainly make the Selection API simpler.

I have also heard these requests from the bi-directional experts here at Microsoft. A single, unbroken selection is what we're told users want, and multi-selection makes this possible.
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