[webkit-dev] Editable selection inside empty element

Rob Burns robburns1 at mac.com
Fri Sep 21 19:18:48 PDT 2007

Hi Fred,

I was struggling with the same issue of setting the selected DOM  
range to an empty element. I believe there's a bug filed on it.


What I've been toying with is adding zero-width spaces to elements  
and then cleaning up after those characters or the elements  
themselves if the author doesn't add content to the element.

Its a pretty serious bug however for any editor trying to do real  
semantic editing.

Take care,

On Sep 21, 2007, at 6:53 AM, Frederico Caldeira Knabben wrote:

> Hi,
> It is a pleasure to say that FCKeditor is almost completely working  
> with
> Safari. There are still some issues, but we'll be able to finally  
> declare
> official support for Safari 3. Thanks for the hard work at WebKit's  
> side.
> Now, back to the point...
> For the few big issues we are having with Safari, I'm going almost  
> crazy,
> trying to find a way to place the caret inside an empty element for  
> editing.
> To understand the problem, just try the following page:
> http://www.fredck.com/bugs/safari/collapsed_select_test.html
> This page works well with Firefox 2 and Opera 9.5 (minor issues  
> with this
> one).
> Before opening a bug report for it, I'm coming to the mailing list  
> for a
> desperate call for help.
> Does anyone know any weird hack to make the magic happen with  
> Safari too?
> I've tried hundreds of combinations, but none worked correctly.
> Thanks for any help in this sense.
> Fred
> Frederico Caldeira Knabben
> Project Manager, FCKeditor
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