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[whatwg] Making selectionDirection platform-independent

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:40:09 -0700
Message-ID: <CABNRm62KZYQbJQNAzmJEm317ysaB20JZ+4U8fRXPXhitiPDJyg@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 9:14 AM, Philip Rogers <pdr at google.com> wrote:
>
>> The spec (
>>
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#dom-textarea/input-selectiondirection
>> )
>> currently allows for platform-specific differences in selectionDirection
>> that limit its usefulness. Tightening the requirements to be
>> platform-independent will allow selectionDirection to be used for
>> determining the caret location in a selection.
>>
>
> No. The property is platform dependent. It's just that UAs on Windows and
> Linux don't use "none" in most cases.
>

s/platform dependent/platform independent/

Also see the discussion on
http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2011-January/029814.html

- Ryosuke.
Received on Monday, 26 September 2011 09:40:09 UTC

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