Re: Last Call review of XML Pointer WD Version 1.0

At 16:41 1999/12/16 +0100, Chris Lilley wrote:

> "Martin J. Duerst" wrote:

> > Please note that for RTL scripts (Arabic, Hebrew), graphical user
> > selection can lead to the selection of more than one logical parts
> > (ranges) of a document.
> And that logical selection, which is more likely to be useful (ie, give
> you text you can paste somewhere else and have it still make sense) will
> give a contiguous selection on the document (a single start point and a
> single end point) although it may display as multiple discontiguous
> portions on the screen.
> This is the more common case, since selection is typically initiated by
> some sort of pointer click and the other end is determined by tracking
> the current pointer position (and finalised by a second click); this
> produces a single start and a single end, and the selected portion is
> all characters in between. This is exactly the same for LTR, RTL and
> mixed scripts; only the visual result differs.

As far as user preference is concerned, it seems that using
graphical selection (setting two points and selecting all the
text that is visually in between these two points) is more
common. Please remember that while the average programmer or
spec writer is good at thinking internally/logically, the
average user thinks much more graphically.

Regards,   Martin.

#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, World Wide Web Consortium

Received on Wednesday, 22 December 1999 03:29:46 UTC