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[whatwg] [editing] HTML Editing APIs specification ready for implementer feedback

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:03:02 +0200
Message-ID: <op.vzv0rcm2idj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 22:57:13 +0200, Aryeh Gregor <ayg at aryeh.name> wrote:

> Yeah, it all looks the same to the user, so I don't see why
> visibility: hidden should be any different.  Just let the user select
> and manipulate the hidden text like any other text.

Things that are visibility:hidden are not focusable. I don't think that  
can be changed without compat problems. If visibility:hidden things are  
not focusable, I guess it makes sense to not make it selectable, too.  
(Possibly Web pages also expect visibility:hidden things to let clicks go  

Sense aside, visibility:hidden is not selectable in any current browsers,  

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 8 August 2011 02:03:02 UTC

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