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

Darin Fisher darin at chromium.org
Mon Oct 19 13:40:35 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:37 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:

> 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.

I think there is a good use case for copying a selection of HTML from any
web page and pasting that into the rich text editor of a web mail program.

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