[webkit-dev] Selection highlight painting ("gaps"?)

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Mon Oct 19 13:10:44 PDT 2009

On Oct 19, 2009, at 3:03 PM, Ben Goodger wrote:

> I agree. I would like to retain this mode of selection in Windows
> Chrome at least. I think it's only ragged in most apps because people
> don't take the time to make it look nice.
> -Ben

Yeah, when it comes to complex Web page selection, I don't think there  
really is a platform precedent.  It really comes down to "How much  
effort did the browser put into their selection code?" and typically  
the answer is "Not that much."

I can get how editing in text fields you might feel a desire to match  
the platform (where ragged selection may be the convention), but once  
you get into rich text selection (images, floats, tables, columns,  
etc.), there really is no platform precedent.  Other browsers just  
kind of lazily include a few more objects like images and call it a  
day.  We tried to do better than that.

(hyatt at apple.com)

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