[webkit-dev] -khtml-user-select

Dan Wood list3679321 at karelia.com
Tue Jul 11 17:57:07 PDT 2006

This property is just what I was looking for -- well, almost!

I did a simple text of values "auto", "none", "element" and I noticed  
that if you click on an image in all cases, the image doesn't  
highlight. (I want it to.)  If you start a drag, even just for a  
couple of pixels, the image highlights when "auto" and "element" is  
used.  (If you double-click on the image with "auto" then it  

How can I make an image highlight just by (single) clicking on it?

On Jul 5, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Timothy Hatcher wrote:

> You are unable to select images like Mail because of a recent  
> change in WebKit's user agent style-sheet. We now add "-khtml-user- 
> select: element" to images and other elements to improve normal  
> browsing and editing. This change was introduced in 10.4.6.
> We also fixed khtml-user-select: none to have the following  
> additional behavior (that matches Firefox's implementation of the  
> property as well)
>  (a) If you mouse down (or click, double click, triple click)  
> inside a "none" region, the selection should not be cleared or changed
>  (b) If you drag from within a "none" region out to a selectable  
> region, no selection should be changed or started.
> This change added a new value to khtml-user-select called "element"  
> that is used for any object that should have the behavior of (a)  
> and (b) above (but that is selectable aside from that).  This  
> includes images, links, buttons, and so on. This fixed the big  
> contenteditable issue and selection is no longer cleared now when  
> you click on these controls (or on links). This behavior matches  
> other browsers.
> You will need to add a author style-sheet that overrides -khtml- 
> user-select this like:
> img {
>     -khtml-user-select: auto;
> }
> For the other bugs you mention you should file individual bug  
> reports at http://bugreport.apple.com
> — Timothy Hatcher

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