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Re: [whatwg] Unicode -> ASCII copy/paste fallback

From: Ashley Gullen <ashley@scirra.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:23:30 +0000
Message-ID: <CAABs73h_mXD7fuEszZ9VDEZz2dE6ccqe4YsF5iDiDmQoagzJ6w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
Why is it desirable to copy ASCII versions of unicode text? Doesn't most
software now support unicode so the user can copy and paste what they see,
rather than some ASCII-art equivalent?

On 13 February 2015 at 15:45, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 2/13/15 10:15 AM, David Sheets wrote:
>
>> I suppose currently Chrome is preventing copying hidden content but
>> Firefox is not and neither picks up the CSS content.
>>
>
> Both prevent copying hidden content, but may not have identical
> definitions of "hidden".
>
> Neither picks up CSS generated content, because both represent selections
> in terms of DOM ranges, and DOM ranges can't represent CSS generated
> content...
>
> -Boris
>
>
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