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[whatwg] [editing] Caret Position Access Methods

From: Dan Gisolfi <gisolfi@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:38:35 -0400
Message-ID: <OF5E3EB807.86521E4A-ON852578DC.005B0F9D-852578DC.005B6D00@us.ibm.com>
Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote on 07/29/2011 12:28:15 PM:

> From: Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
> To: Dan Gisolfi/Somers/IBM at IBMUS
> Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org, ayg at aryeh.name
> Date: 07/29/2011 12:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [whatwg] [editing] Caret Position Access Methods
> 
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2011, Dan Gisolfi wrote:
> >
> > On behalf of the Open Cooperative Web Framework Project ( 
> > http://opencoweb.org), with respect to the HTML Editing APIs 
> > specification (http://aryeh.name/spec/editing/editing.html), it would 
> > seem the current version of the spec lacks APIs for getting / setting 
> > the caret position.
> > 
> > An example scenario for such a requirement (addition of such methods) 
> > would be the following: When developing an cooperative web enabled 
> > rich-text-editor, whereby multiple simultaneous users can co-author 
> > shared content, the editor must be able to allow each participant to 
> > get/set caret/cursor position in order to reflect the multiple 
positions 
> > of each active author in a cooperative web session.
> 
> Surely all but the local one would not be real carets?
> 
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Not sure what you mean by "real caret", but the scenario implies that each 
co-authoring conference(session) participant would have a corresponding 
cursor (caret) position depicting their associated reference point for 
edits. 
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