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

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:07:44 +0900
Message-ID: <CAN9ydbVME6fvGQmDX5vF4k4eh+8-AkD02Ma-aYYcHVuvN_dX8Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: chaals@yandex-team.ru
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
As in the thread Ben split, I think it's just Aryeh omitted "in the current
spec focus". Visual Studio supported multiple selections in version 11 or
so. MS Word, I don't remember, but probably version 9 or 10. I agree that
it's a great feature, but also agree with Aryeh and Ben that we have a lot
to do before that.

Can we discuss this in the other thread if any and get back to the original
topic of whether we're ok with returning a clone or not?

/koji

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 8:54 PM, <chaals@yandex-team.ru> wrote:

> 13.01.2015, 05:31, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>:
> > On 1/12/15 1:56 PM, Olivier Forget wrote:
> >>  Unfortunately
> >>  multiple range selections are not a "nice to have". All "real" editors
> >>  (MS Word, Google Docs, etc..) support selecting multiple ranges
> >
> > Precisely.  This is why Gecko ended up supporting it: it was needed for
> > the editor that was part of the Mozilla suite back in the day....
> >
> > Of course I've made this point before; it just got ignored.  :(
>
> :(
>
> And yeah, painful as it may be to implement in the browser, I suspect in
> the long run it is the right answer.
>
> cheers
>
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