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Re: contentEditable=minimal

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:40:13 +0200
Message-ID: <5391C4BD.1050704@w3.org>
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
CC: Ben Peters <Ben.Peters@microsoft.com>, Norbert Lindenberg <w3@lindenbergsoftware.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Piotr KoszuliƄski <p.koszulinski@cksource.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 05/06/2014 09:02 , Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
> I agree visual selection of bidirectional text is a problem worth
> solving but I don't think adding a generic multi-range selection
> support to the degree Gecko does is the right solution.

I'd be interested to hear how you propose to solve it in another manner. 
Also note that that's not the only use case, there are other 
possibilities for disjoint selections, e.g. a table (naturally) or an 
editable surface with a non-editable island inside.

>  For
> starters, most of author scripts completely ignore all but the first
> range, and applying editing operations to a multi-range selection is
> a nightmare.

I don't disagree that it can be hard to handle, but I'm not sure that 
that's indicative of anything. Most scripts only handle one selection 
because AFAIK only Gecko ever supported more than one.

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Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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