[webkit-dev] Disjointed selection ranges

Shezan Baig shezbaig.wk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 12:39:59 PDT 2012

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Shezan Baig <shezbaig.wk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We are using embedded WebKit in our application, and we need to be
>> able to use disjointed selection ranges for table editing.  I was
>> wondering whether anybody is currently working on implementing this,
>> and is there any bug number for it?  If not, I will attempt to
>> implement it based on the approach described by Eric in [1] and [2].
> I don't think we should implement general multi-range selection. It causes
> all sorts of hell in editing.
> Having said that, I would want to see us supporting proper table editing as
> well. What kind of features for table editing do you have in your mind?

Essentially, something like http://jsfiddle.net/4BwGG/14/

Clicking on a table header should select all cells within that column,
which in turn should allow me to format the column (e.g. set
left/right alignment, change font size etc).

> Can we discuss this on public-webapps before proceeding with our
> implementation?

Sure, we can discuss it there.  But this seems to work fine in other
browsers like Firefox, so I figured this was a WebKit-specific issue.


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