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Re: [Selection] Should selection.getRangeAt return a clone or a reference?

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:40:20 +0900
Cc: Olivier Forget <teleclimber@gmail.com>, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>, Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8BF4567D-33FB-4C11-AD70-A4BED17C637B@la-grange.net>
To: Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name>
Pulling out my user hat:

Le 11 janv. 2015 à 01:30, Aryeh Gregor <ayg@aryeh.name> a écrit :
> The reason for all this is that while it makes wonderful theoretical
> sense to support multiple ranges for a selection, and is necessary for
> extremely sensible features like allowing a user to select columns of
> a table, multi-range selections are nonexistent in practice.

I'm using multiple range selection very often. From every day to a couple of times a week. My main usage is when I use bookmarking services and I want to keep part of an article which are distant. Basically a "text1 […] text2 […] text3" scenario. I select when reading, and when finish I can bookmark all my selections in once. Also when I want to remove some noise from a paragraph.

It's a lot more practical than having to create individual bookmark for each part OR to have to select, bookmark and cut. 

As a user I find that essential and very practical (implementation details apart).

Karl Dubost 🐄
Received on Monday, 12 January 2015 01:40:31 UTC

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