[webkit-dev] SmartDelete incorrect?

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Mon Feb 22 19:02:04 PST 2010

To clarify, I understand that Mail uses WebKit. The part I don't understand
is that WebKit and Mail don't seem to match the rest of the platform.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:

> I'm looking at
> http://trac.webkit.org/log/trunk/LayoutTests/editing/deleting/smart-delete-001.html
> .
> Currently WebKit matches Apple Mail behavior, but not TextEdit. As best I
> can tell, smart delete/paste were added for Mail at
> http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/7627. Until now, I've understood that the
> "correct" Mac platform text editing behavior is what TextEdit does. Is that
> wrong? Should WebKit/Mail be changed to match TextEdit?
> From the test:
> Tests: Smart delete when deleting the first word on a line.
> Expected Results: The first word and the space following the first word
> should be deleted.
> So, specifically, if I have "foo bar baz" and I select the word "foo" using
> cmd+shift+right, hitting delete will delete the space in WebKit, but *not*
> in TextEdit. If, however, I select the word "foo" using cmd+right, hitting
> delete does not delete the space in either app. The TextEdit behavior seems
> more predictable (and sane).
> I'm happy to fix this assuming there's agreement that it's incorrect.
> Ojan
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