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

From: Ben Peters <Ben.Peters@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:19:36 +0000
To: Daniel Cheng <dcheng@chromium.org>, "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hsteen@mozilla.com>
CC: "James M. Greene" <james.m.greene@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <451cc296f2a44b3f9cc92566af4f380a@BY2PR03MB444.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
> From: Ben Peters
> 
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:08 AM, Daniel Cheng <dcheng@chromium.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:36 AM, Hallvord R. M. Steen
> <hsteen@mozilla.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Does anyone else have input for/against this?
> >>
> >> Conceptually, I guess RTF sort of covers the same use cases as HTML. That
> doesn't necessarily mean we should not add it.
> >>
> >> I don't have "input" as such, but I have a few questions:
> >> Is there any widely used software that writes RTF data to the system
> clipboard but *not* HTML?
> >>
> >> If there's RTF on the clipboard and you try pasting into a rich text editing
> element, does any browser convert RTF to HTML to preserve the formatting?
> >
> >
> > Chrome Mac should (though I've never tested this functionality). I think the
> code for this was inherited from Camino, so Firefox may have this as well. It's
> not common--it's only implemented on Mac because there's some platform
> support already for parsing RTF into a NSAttributedString and then dumping
> the result as HTML.
> 
> Internet Explorer puts RTF on the clipboard during copy (as well as HTML,
> text, etc), so yes we should allow developers to access it.

Actually IE also supports converting RTF on the clipboard to HTML when pasted.
Received on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 01:20:09 UTC

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