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[whatwg] Request for implementer feedback: multiple Ranges per Selection

From: Tim Down <timdown@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:05:02 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=-fHPW8Z02WsBOHCemoW0saiFG_Jk5ZYnOtPH5@mail.gmail.com>
On 28 January 2011 16:53, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 7:59 AM, Aryeh Gregor
> <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com<Simetrical%2Bw3c at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> 2) Have WebKit or Opera run into any websites that depend on being
>> able to use multiple Ranges per Selection?
>>
>
> As far as I know, there is no bug filed against this, which seems to imply
> that we haven't had significant issues.
>
> 3) Are WebKit or Opera planning to add support for multiple Ranges per
>> Selection? ?(I'd be interested in IE too, clearly, but they don't read
>> this list.)
>>
>
> Not anytime soon as far as I'm concerned. We do have a comment in the code
> indicating there had been a plan, but I don't think anyone is actively
> working on it. ?Because we haven't had much complaints from users and
> developers and supporting it requires so much work, I personally think it's
> not worth the effort.

At the risk of misusing this platform, I would venture that WebKit has
more pressing issues with Selections (for example, not being able to
place the caret at the start of a text node).

Tim
Received on Friday, 28 January 2011 09:05:02 UTC

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