[webkit-dev] Selection model is broken

Ojan Vafai ojan at chromium.org
Thu Jan 5 16:30:19 PST 2012

On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org>wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
> > Is this too crazy? Are there other solutions?
> I also do not like the selection model but I am unsure about your
> suggestion.
> If we use the visual model for selection, finding the order of the
> content would get tricky (because the selected content can also be out
> of order, or overlapping). Generating the markup for the clipboard
> would likely become impossible.
> Has anyone looked into why selections look much better on Mozilla's engine?

People have strong opinions about what is "better." Many people would say
WebKit's selections are better in a lot of cases. There are certainly cases
we could improve though. A common case people have issue with WebKit
selections is https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75670.
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