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

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Mon Oct 19 13:37:26 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:31 PM, David Hyatt <hyatt at apple.com> wrote:

> You aren't only selecting text on a page though.  For example, copying can
> be of all the HTML content.  This includes tables, images, plugins, etc.
> If you don't highlight that content, then you're lying about what gets
> copied.

No, you're misunderstanding me.  The bug is that that stuff is copied.  The
desired behavior is that it not be copied when it is part of a non-editable
area on the page.

The only time non-text should be copied is when it is part of a rich text
area.  In that case copying rich content makes sense.

maybe that's the difference in perception on your part is that on Windows
> you don't commonly copy/paste into apps that support HTML?

No, I have the opposite problem.  Nearly everything I paste into supports
HTML, or this wouldn't be so infuriating.

Copy/paste within the same app while doing rich text editing in Chrome, and
> you'll see why including elements other than text in the selection makes
> sense.

See my noted exception above.

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