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Re: User Stories: Drag and Drop

From: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 23:02:04 +0200
Cc: Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>, public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Message-Id: <76545FC9-9093-474C-9582-54E9F7A89588@bblfish.net>
To: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>


On 19 Aug 2009, at 20:39, Scott Wilson wrote:

> Sure, I don't see why not - if you include a URL in the drag data,  
> the drop target can dispatch an AJAX request to grab more  
> information about the resource.

Has anyone tried the inverse? I mean starting a drag operation from a  
thick client running on the desktop - (written in java or flash for  
example ) and dropping it onto an HTML5 browser such as firefox? If it  
works do you have any pointers? I'd like to try this.

Henry


> S
>
> On 19 Aug 2009, at 19:15, Story Henry wrote:
>
>>
>> On 19 Aug 2009, at 19:42, Scott Wilson wrote:
>>
>>> We can already do this using HTML 5 in FF 3.5.
>>>
>>> See: http://zope.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/blogview?entry=20090624222327
>>> and: http://zope.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/blogview?entry=20090623135357
>>>
>>> (I didn't use the native microdata feature for this, but could  
>>> easily have done)
>>
>> Very nice. I added those two articles to the wiki. (perhaps that's  
>> not the place to do this? Seems useful for the moment at least.)
>>
>> It looks like this should enable Universal Drag and Drop too: ie  
>> the passing by reference (URI/URL) of a resource, which on GET  
>> describes itself. Is that correct?
>>
>> Henry
>>
>>
>>> S
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