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

Pam Greene pam at chromium.org
Mon Oct 19 13:55:10 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> I agree, but that case does not degrade badly when you only copy the text,
> whereas if there is any case where you _don't_ want to copy the images etc.,
> the current behavior makes those use cases impossible.

I don't follow this argument. If I want the text, tables, images, etc., then
if "copy" only grabs the text, what I want is impossible. If I only want the
text, at least I can remove the other stuff after pasting: inconvenient, but
possible. I must not understand what you're describing.

- Pam

> Note that within Chrome we put in ctrl-shift-v to "paste as plain text"
> precisely because of issues like this.  Most other programs don't have that
> option though (and even in Chrome it's hard to discover).
> PK
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