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

From: James M. Greene <james.m.greene@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:49:56 -0500
Message-ID: <CALrbKZg7y038uGcPqLWvJoVEptj8WG1K4AVOa=rqpJ-=F-UUPw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Cheng <dcheng@chromium.org>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>, "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hsteen@mozilla.com>
On Aug 20, 2014 4:19 AM, "Daniel Cheng" <dcheng@chromium.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 3:36 AM, Hallvord R. M. Steen <hsteen@mozilla.com
> wrote:
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>> 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?
>
> I'm curious about the answer to this as well. I haven't seen any examples
raised outside of TextEdit. While TextEdit is widely deployed, is it
actually widely used as a rich text editor? I know I just use it as the
occasional scratch pad. If there aren't any good examples, I don't think it
makes sense to make RTF a mandatory data type. If there are, I still think
it'd make more sense to push those editors towards supporting HTML rather
than trying to make browsers support RTF.

Another likely "scratch pad" editor that only supports RTF is Windows
WordPad.

A real and [surprisingly still] popular editor that only accepts RTF pastes
-- at least as of its fairly recent X5 version (now on version X7) -- is
WordPerfect.  I learned this in the past few years while building a very [
*very*] premium product for a legal research/workflow solutions company.
 When I created the rich copy functionality [using Flash], we were required
to support plain text, HTML, and RTF for the clipboard injection as
WordPerfect X5 couldn't consume the HTML clipboard segment when pasting but
could consume RTF.  Not sure if that has changed in X6 or X7 as I no longer
work for that employer.
Received on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:50:44 UTC

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