[webkit-dev] Leading new-line in dataTransfer.setData
mjs at apple.com
Tue Mar 23 01:37:28 PDT 2010
On Mar 23, 2010, at 1:01 AM, Roland Steiner wrote:
> Hi all,
> On the topic of dataTransfer.setData, there seems to be a small
> inconsistency between browsers when it comes to leading new-lines.
> e.g., dataTransfer.setData("text/uri-list", "\nhttp://foo") followed
> by dataTransfer.getData("URL").
> Mozilla returns an empty string (see http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla1.9.2/source/content/events/test/test_dragstart.html
> line 271), while e.g., Chromium returns "http://foo".
> Now, the HTML5 spec says:
> If the format (after conversion to lowercase) is "url", then the
> data associated with the "text/uri-list" format must be parsed as
> appropriate for text/uri-list data, and the first URL from the list
> must be returned. If there is no data with that format, or if there
> is but it has no URLs, then the method must return the empty string.
> Which I read that the Chromium result is correct (not surprisingly,
> since I wrote the code ;) ). However, inconsistency is never good,
> so what would you folks think about this (and what would be the
> correct Mozilla ML to raise this question)?
text/uri-list is a newline-separated list, right? In which case the
first URL in the list above is the empty string, and therefore
Mozilla's behavior is right.
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