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Re: user-select

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:25:25 +0800
Cc: Jens Oliver Meiert <jens@meiert.com>, W3C WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <059C21F9-02BA-40C8-9C1C-9F897D77B43C@rivoal.net>
To: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
The old definition in https://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-css3-userint-20000216#user-select <https://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-css3-userint-20000216#user-select> was quite different from the modern version, and dealt with things like whether you can select one or multiple items in the dropdown that you get with the <select> element. That never got implemented, so it was dropped.

CSS-UI-4 specifies the modern version you know about, working back from what implementations actually do, and harmonizing the differences.

—Florian

> On Apr 25, 2017, at 23:16, Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> user-select is now defined in CSS UI level 4.  Maybe one of the editors can explain which aspects of the definition were problematic enough to justify delaying it:
> https://drafts.csswg.org/css-ui-4/#propdef-user-select <https://drafts.csswg.org/css-ui-4/#propdef-user-select>
> 
> By the way, the CSS WG has recently published a consolidated index, which makes it much easier to find the current definition of a property.  I don't think they have announced it loudly enough on this list -- it is very helpful!
> https://drafts.csswg.org/indexes/ <https://drafts.csswg.org/indexes/>
> 
> On 25 April 2017 at 08:45, Jens Oliver Meiert <jens@meiert.com <mailto:jens@meiert.com>> wrote:
> I’ve noticed the “user-select” property being used in the wild but
> find no mention in the specs;
> https://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-css3-userint-20000216#user-select <https://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-css3-userint-20000216#user-select> talked
> about it but the later referred-to https://www.w3.org/TR/css-ui-3/ <https://www.w3.org/TR/css-ui-3/>
> doesn’t know it anymore, for example.
> 
> Have I missed another draft, or what’s the latest on this?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
>  Jens.
> 
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