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Re: User Stories: Drag and Drop

From: Story Henry <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 11:24:09 +0200
Cc: Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>, public-xg-socialweb@w3.org
Message-Id: <877BD671-71E2-4D2B-A8F2-F002BCB492E1@bblfish.net>
To: Scott Wilson <scott.bradley.wilson@gmail.com>

On 19 Aug 2009, at 23:45, Scott Wilson wrote:

> Currently not much happens in drag events that go outside the  
> browser in FF 3.5, but this is planned in the spec - see section  
> 7.9.4.2 in http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/editing.html
> So at the very least you should be able to handle the main drag data  
> transfer types supported by the OS, which are typically Text, URL,  
> and File. (Whether browsers will also try and construct a custom  
> bytearray object for application-specific data is less certain.)
>
> But we'll have to wait a few browser updates to try this one.

Thanks I have updated http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/socialweb/wiki/UserStories/DragAndDrop
with a link to that section of the spec and to this post.

Henry

> -S
>
> On 19 Aug 2009, at 22:02, Story Henry wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> 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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